Speaking to tens of thousands of people at a Mass in St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis said: "My thoughts go to all the people who are most thirsty for reconciliation and peace. I think, in particular here in Europe, the plight of those who suffer the consequences of violence in Ukraine: how many remain in the lands devastated by the hostilities that have already caused several thousands of deaths, and how many more - over a million - were driven to leave by the serious persistent situation," Ukraine Today reports.

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