On Thursday, Pope Francis broke down in tears while talking about the war in Ukraine during an annual prayer at Rome’s Spanish steps to mark the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

As. he spoke of the suffering of the Ukrainian people, his voice cracked and the Pope was visibly moved to tears.


I would have liked to have brought to you today the thanksgiving of the Ukrainian people for the peace we have long been asking the Lord for,” Francis said.

“Instead, I still have to present to you the supplication of the children, of the elderly, of the fathers and mothers, of the young people of that tormented land.”