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Pope Francis to fulfill refugees from Ukraine in Hungary

Pope Francis met with refugees from Ukraine on the second day of his go to to Hungary. The assembly occurred at a church in Budapest with the top of the Catholic Church and about 600 individuals fleeing the battle in Ukraine.

– Even in instances of ache and struggling, as soon as we obtain the blessing of affection, we discover the braveness to maneuver ahead. We discover the energy to imagine that every one isn’t misplaced and {that a} completely different future is feasible, the Pope burdened, as he did on Friday, the necessity to present compassion to these affected by “poverty and disappointment”.

For the reason that starting of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, approx. Refugees from Ukraine sought refuge in Hungary. Relations between the 2 international locations stay tense, primarily because of Budapest’s criticism of the therapy of the Hungarian minority in Zaporizhia and the pro-Russian strategy of Viktor Orbán’s authorities.

Throughout his dialog with the refugees, Francis heard the story of a kind of who took refuge in Hungary earlier than the battle. Oleg Yakov stated that he and his spouse Lyudmila needed to go away their dwelling on the Dnieper with their 5 kids and make an extended journey to Hungary.

“We had been welcomed right here and located a brand new dwelling, however lots of my comrades suffered and proceed to endure due to the battle,” Yakovlev stated.