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Pope Francis Recalls the Horror of the Holodomor

Terrible Famine Caused by the Soviet Regime

Pope Francis on November 25, 2018, made note of the anniversary of the Holodomor, the horrible 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine.  His remarks came after paying the noonday Angelus with a crowd of some 25,000 faithful in a rain-drenched St. Peter’s Square.

“Yesterday Ukraine commemorated the anniversary of the Holodomor, terrible famine caused by the Soviet regime that resulted in millions of victims,” the Holy Father said. “The image is painful. May the wound of the past be an appeal to all, so that such tragedies never happen again. Let us pray for that beloved country and for the much-desired peace.

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