Pope Francis asked everyone to remember our suffering brothers and sisters in Ukraine where the war continues to take its toll where people are struggling without electricity and heat, a Christmas marked by war. We must never forget them, he emphasized.
Pray for Ukrainian and Russian mothers
Recalling that during this time, we focus especially on the Blessed Mother and her Child, whom she nursed and raised, we cannot help but think of the mothers who have lost their children in this war, both Ukrainian and Russian mothers.
He asked everyone to pray for the mothers who have lost their children, soldiers in this war on both sides, recalling how this is the tragic price of war, for which we must pray for an end and a stop to all suffering.