Recent statements by the head of the Roman Catholic Church encourage Russia's aggressive actions in Ukraine. This opinion was expressed by Mykhailo Podolyak, advisor to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Podolyak believes that the pontiff's statements are interpreted as a clear support for aggressive imperialism and "applause for the bloody idea of the Russian world," which involves the brutal oppression of other people's freedoms and way of life.
The advisor stated: "Francis is encouraging Putin's man-hating ideology and genocidal mania. One has to wonder what the Catholic Church is, what Christianity is, what Ukraine is, which is covered in the blood of innocent victims. It seems that the pontiff has once again become an instrument of Russian propaganda. It is using the triad of Peter-Catherine-Stalin that the Russian army comes to kill Ukrainians."
Podolyak also pointed out that the Pope "glorifies" those whom Putin uses to suppress Ukrainian identity.
"I still don't understand how the Holy See failed to realize the damn futility and worthlessness of the historical perspective inherent in the genocidal nature of modern Moscow," the advisor emphasized.
As we reported earlier, the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, during a teleconference with Russian youth expressed his admiration for "great Russia" and urged Russians not to reject their imperial "heritage."