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“NATO’s Barking at Russia’s Gate”: Pope Francis Partially Blames West for War in Ukraine

HeadlineMay 04, 2022

Pope Francis has revealed that he asked to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow three weeks ago in an effort to end the war, but the pope says he has not received a response. In an interview with an Italian newspaper, the pope appeared to lay some of the blame for the Ukraine conflict on NATO. The pope said Putin may have been reacting to “NATO’s barking at Russia’s gate.” The pope went on to say, “I wouldn’t know if this provoked an ire, but perhaps it facilitated it.”

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