War is ‘defeat for humanity,’ pope says

According to a report published by the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights March 20, at least 902 civilians, including 75 children, have been killed since Russia’s attack on the country began nearly a month ago.

Vatican secretary of state speaks with Russian foreign minister

Although Russian authorities, including President Vladimir Putin, have repeatedly called its attack on Ukraine a “special military operation,” Pope Francis countered that assertion with, “It is not merely a military operation, but a war, which sows death, destruction and misery.”