Pope condemns ‘tortured bodies’ in Ukraine

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Wednesday (September 21) condemned the “monstrosities, tortured bodies” found in war-torn Ukraine, in prayers after his weekly audience.

The 86-year-old said he spoke to Catholic Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, who is on his fourth humanitarian and pastoral mission to the country, about the “terrible situation in a troubled Ukraine”.

“He told me about the pain of these people, the savagery, the monstrosity, the tortured bodies they discover,” Pope Francis said.

During his visit to Ukraine, Polish Cardinal Krajewski prayed at mass graves discovered outside the formerly Russian-occupied town of Izyum, according to Vatican News.

“We are stunned by such horror,” he told the website, the official Vatican media.