Pope Appeals for Peace in the Ukraine

February 20th, 2014
 Pope appeals for peace in the Ukraine | Pope Francis, Ukraine. Kiev, President Viktor YanukovychThe Holy Father assured the Ukrainian people of his closeness to them, and prayed for the victims of violence, for their families, and for the injured, calling for “on all parties to cease all violence and to seek harmony and peace in the country.”Violence erupted on Tuesday in Kiev as police and security forces attempted to clear massive demonstrations against government corruption. More than 24 people are know to have been killed. The Ukraine has been rocked by three months of protests that began in late November after President Viktor Yanukovych turned away from a long-anticipated deal with the European Union in exchange for a $15 billion bailout from Russia.

Source: VIS/BBC