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Is the Pope’s moral surrender a sin?

12 March 2024

2:00 AM

12 March 2024

2:00 AM

In the Middle East, US President Joe Biden is urging Israel’s surrender to the terrorist Hamas organisation via a ceasefire. In Eastern Europe, Pope Francis is urging Ukraine to surrender to the Russian invaders. Why does Francis not urge Russia to withdraw? Biden may be motivated by domestic politics, but what’s Francis’ excuse for such a sin?

Francis made his comments in an interview recorded last month with Swiss broadcaster RSI, well before Friday’s latest offer by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to host a summit between Ukraine and Russia to end the war.

Francis seems not to know right from wrong – a...

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