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Pope Francis says Ukraine subjected to savageness, monstrosities, torture

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Pope Francis said on Wednesday that Ukrainians were being subjected to savageness, monstrosities and torture, calling them a “noble” people being martyred.

Speaking at the end of his general audience in St. Peter's Square, Francis, who did not name Russia, told the crowd of a conversation he had on Tuesday with Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, his charity chief who is delivering aid in Ukraine.

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Vatican media said Krajewski, who is Polish, came under light gunfire last week while delivering aid.

He also visited mass graves.

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