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Pope slams Putin, praises Ukrainians, but says perhaps war was provoked

Francis says Russia’s actions against brave Ukrainians are brutal, but adds the situation is not black and white

14 June 2022 - 19:58 By Philip Pullella

Pope Francis has taken a new series of swipes at Russia for its actions in Ukraine, saying its troops are brutal, cruel and ferocious, while praising “brave” Ukrainians for fighting for survival...

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