Pope Francis cried as he mentioned the suffering of Ukrainians during a traditional public prayer in Rome on Thursday, 8 December
The pontiff was overcome with emotion as he appealed for peace for the Ukrainian people amidst the Russian invasion at a ceremony to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
“Immaculate Virgin, today I would have wanted to bring you the thanks of the Ukrainian people,” he said, before pausing his prayer and crying.
A crowd applauded the Pope, who was then able to continue.
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