Pope Says NATO May Have Provoked Russia Over Ukraine

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The Pope has said that NATO’s eastward expansion might have provoked Russian President Vladimir Putin into launching an attack against Ukraine.

Pope Francis told the Italian daily Corriere Della Sera, that “the barking of NATO at Russia’s door” could have driven Putin into launching the military operation. He said: “The ire, I don’t know whether it was provoked but was probably facilitated”

RT reports: Francis also said he requested a meeting with Putin during the early weeks of the conflict, but has still not received a reply. He said he had asked the Vatican’s top diplomat to contact the Russian president about setting up a meeting about three weeks into the hostilities.

“We have not yet received a response and we are still insisting,” he told the paper. “I fear that Putin cannot, and does not, want to have this meeting at this time. But how can you not stop so much brutality?” he added.

The pontiff said he had earlier spoken with the head of the Russian Orthodox church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, for 40 minutes via Zoom. The Patriarch, who has made comments justifying Russia’s offensive in Ukraine, “cannot become Putin’s altar boy,” he insisted.

Francis also told the paper that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban had assured him that Putin had a plan to end the war on May 9, the day when Russia celebrates the 1945 Victory Day over Nazi Germany.

The pope had previously been criticized for not directly censuring Russia in the earliest days of the attack. In March, he called for a “a different way of governing the world” and urged civilization to overcome the reflexive need for “more weapons, more sanctions, more political-military alliances.”


  1. Very cunning. Esp since Vaticans in the range of Russia. And he knows it But “probably” implies lack of any conviction and is dismissive in, to me, an insulting and derogatory manner when talking about something the magnitude of the catalyst for human disaster beyond the scope of anything the world has ever seen.

    • And what a sorry but Truthfully load of it As if he doesn’t know perfectly well when that lot do go to confession and are the Knights of Columbus and are the CIA. And he’s top dog of the Jesuits too, you know people like Fidel Castro a. D Stalin and those types all were under his group All working for them. They know exactly what’s happened and absolutely who has done exactly what to whom.

      • And of course, Putins not going to be insulted to his face by playacting with Pope acting innocent

  2. Both the visible pope and vlad Putin are taking directions from the black pope/jesuit general (as is Biden, Trudeau, etc). Satans minions have infiltrated all aspects of society. The roman beast that carries the harlot (roman catholic church) will produce the antichrist. Rome is the city on 7 hills which the harlot sits, though all nations have drank from her babylonian cup.

    Revelation 13
    13 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

    Revelation 17:9
    “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.”

    The original city of Romulus was built upon Palatine Hill (Latin: Mons Palatinus). The other hills are the Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine.

    Revelation 17

    King James Version

    17 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
    2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
    3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
    4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
    5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.

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