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Friday 8 April 2022
1 – Kyiv bishop’s plea to Russian soldiers: “I speak the same language as you, stop!”
2 – La Civiltà Cattolica: Is the world economy moving towards “de-globalization”?
3 – Pope encourages Spanish bishops to continue fighting abuse
4 – The mess over the papal visit mirrors Lebanese confusion
5 – London building trial: what about the others who are not accused?
1Kyiv bishop’s plea to Russian soldiers: “I speak the same language as you, stop!”
“I come from the south of Ukraine from a Russian-speaking family. It is not by razing Russian-speaking cities to the ground that you increase the love for Russia but rather you destroy it : think about it and stop,” said the Catholic latin-rite Bishop of Kyiv, Vitaliy Kryvytskyi, to Italian outlet Quotidiano.net. He expressed his shock at seeing the harrowing images coming from the Ukrainian city of Bucha after the retreat of Russian troops. “These atrocities cannot go unpunished, we need an independent international commission to do justice,” Bishop Kryvytskyi said. He also confessed that in this situation it is increasingly hard “to find words of consolation for the families and friends of the innocent victims.” “There is no justification for this hatred towards the entire Ukrainian people,” the Catholic prelate stated.