Pope at General Audience Mar 2

By Vatican News staff writer

March 3 2022

Again and again, Pope Francis has called for peace, stressing that “war is madness.” His reiterated appeals continue to echo as the war rages on in Ukraine

Pope Francis has repeatedly launched appeals against the disheartening situation of war and violence amid the deepening crisis in Ukraine.

“War is madness”, he says. “Put down your weapons!”

Stressing that “those who wage war forget humanity” he laments how sad it is when people think about waging war against each other.

On Ash Wednesday, 2 March, the Holy Father invites everyone to join in a Day of Fasting and Prayer for peace, imploring Our Lady, Queen of Peace, to preserve the world from the madness of war. -Vatican News