Pope Francis urges Ukraine to admit defeat

“When you see that you are defeated, that things are not going well, you must have the courage to negotiate”, said Pope Francis in an interview.

Pope Francis has urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to have “courage” to raise the “white flag” and negotiate the end of the war with Russia.

“It is stronger to see the situation, to think about the people, to have the courage of the white flag, to negotiate. Today, you can negotiate with the help of international powers. The word ‘negotiate’ is courageous,” Francis stated in an interview recorded last month with the Swiss broadcaster RSI, before Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s Friday offer to host a summit between Ukraine and Russia to end the war.

“When you see that you are defeated, that things are not going well, you must have the courage to negotiate”.

“It gives you shame, but how many deaths will it end with? Negotiate in time, seek some countries to mediate. In the war in Ukraine, there are many. Turkey has offered. And others. Do not be ashamed to negotiate before it gets worse,” the Pontiff emphasized in the interview with Swiss Radio and Television, scheduled to air on March 20, with some Italian media outlets already revealing excerpts.

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Dave
Dave
30 days ago

Sorry. That’s the wrong answer. That opens the door for Putin to keep pulling this shit. Why not invite Putin to take over Vatican City? Oh, you wouldn’t want that? THAT’S HOW THEY FEEL.