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Pope calls for Easter truce in Ukraine leading to peace negotiations – Metro US

Pope calls for Easter truce in Ukraine leading to peace negotiations

Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday services at the Vatican
Pope Francis leads Palm Sunday services at the Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Sunday called for an Easter truce in Ukraine, leading to negotiations and peace.

“Put the weapons down!” he said at the end of a Palm Sunday service for tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square.

“Let An Easter truce start. But not to rearm and resume combat but a truce to reach peace through real negotiations,” he said.

(Reporting by Philip Pullella; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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