Shafaqna India: Pope Francis extends his prayers to those enduring suffering in conflict-ridden nations like Myanmar, Palestine, and Ukraine. Speaking to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square during his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis noted that February 11th marks the World Day of the Sick, emphasizing the significance of relationships in times of illness.
He emphasized the urgency of speaking out on this occasion, stressing that many individuals are currently deprived of access to healthcare, thus being denied their fundamental right to life. Pope Francis expressed particular concern for those affected by extreme poverty and the ravages of war, where basic human rights are violated daily, deeming it intolerable.
The Pope then offered prayers for Ukraine, Palestine, and Israel, before reiterating his support for Myanmar. He specifically mentioned the Rohingya Muslims, whom he had prayed for during his General Audience on February 7th, highlighting their ongoing plight marked by severe violence and ethnic persecution.