Pope Francis blesses soldiers of war-torn east Ukraine
12:40, 26 May 2016

Pope Francis blesses soldiers of war-torn east Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers took part in Lourdes military pilgrimage

12:40, 26 May 2016

Pope Francis blessed Ukrainian soldiers, who came to Lourdes for military pilgrimage, ‘Vatican’s Radio’ informed.

The pontifex approached the group of Ukrainian soldiers, greeted and blessed them. Some of the soldiers received wounds in Donbas military conflict.

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The 48th international military pilgrimage to the central part of France lasted from May 20 to May 22.

Soldiers from all around the world annually participate in the pilgrimage, praying for peace. Servicemen from Ukraine joined it in 1996.

Earlier, Pope Francis announced a charity event to raise funds for IDPs from war-torn Donbas.

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