Naming and shaming Russia not part of pope's diplomatic playbook, experts say

  • World
  • Tuesday, 08 Mar 2022

FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from a window of the Apostolic Palace at Saint Peter's Square, at the Vatican, March 6, 2022 Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Pope Francis has called out "those who make war", condemned violation of international law, spoken of people "oppressed by bombs and fear" and lamented Ukraine as a "martyred country".

But he has shied away from publicly using the words "Russia" or "invasion" in speaking publicly of the conflict, making him one of the few world leaders not to do so.

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