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War is madness

10 February 2022
Following his catechesis during the General Audience on Wednesday, 9 February, Pope Francis describes war as “madness” and appeals for dialogue as a way of overcoming tensions and threats of conflict in Ukraine, and recalls the World Day of the Sick, calling for spiritual and physical closeness to all those who are ill. The following is a translation of his appeals. I wish to thank all the people and communities who joined in prayer for peace in Ukraine last 26 January. Let us continue to implore the God of peace so that tensions and threats of war may be overcome through serious dialogue, and the “Normandy Format” talks may also contribute to this. Let us not forget: war is madness! The day after tomorrow, 11 February, is World Day of the Sick. I would like to remember our dear sick, so that all may be assured of health care and ...

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