Pope Francis speaks from the window of the apostolic palace during the weekly Angelus prayer on 13 March, 2022 in The Vatican

Pope Francis on Sunday issued a heartfelt plea for an end to the "massacre" and the "unacceptable armed attack" in Ukraine, which Russian invaded last month.

Speaking after his weekly Angelus prayers Sunday, he condemned the "barbarity" of killing children and civilians, adding: "In the name of God... stop this massacre."

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