Pope condemned the massacre of Bucha and kissed the Ukrainian flag delivered from this town
On April 6, 2022, Pope Francis condemned “the massacre of Bucha” and kissed a Ukrainian flag sent from the town where tied bodies shot at close range littered the streets after Russian troops withdrew and bodies poked out of a mass grave at a church.
“Recent news from the war in Ukraine, instead of bringing relief and hope, brought new atrocities, such as the massacre of Bucha,” Francis said.
As reported, Irpin, Bucha, Hostomel, and the entire Kyiv region were liberated from Russian invaders. Mass killings of civilians by Russians were recorded in the liberated towns and villages. In particular, a mass grave with almost 300 people buried was found in Bucha.