Pope on a tank with the letter Z: Polish weekly mocked Russian Federation's playing along on new cover. Photo
Polish weekly Wprost mocked Pope Francis' playing along with the terrorist state of Russia. The new cover depicted the pontiff in a car with the chassis of a Russian tank with the letters "Z" - symbols of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Kremlin's war criminals.
The announcement of the issue, which will be released on September 4, was published on the publication's website, as well as on its page on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter. The reason for the mockery was the pope's speech, which he proclaimed in a teleconference with participants of the All-Russian Meeting of Catholic Youth in St. Petersburg.
In particular, the pontiff addressed Russian citizens, calling them "descendants of the great Russia" and urging them never to forget their heritage. The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reacted to these scandalous statements by the pontiff. The ministry expressed annoyance that the head of the Catholic Church promotes Russian imperialism.
"It is very disappointing that Russian great-power ideas, which, in fact, are the cause of Russia's chronic aggressiveness, consciously or unconsciously, are heard from the mouth of the Pope, whose mission, in our understanding, is precisely to open the eyes of Russian youth to the destructive course of the current Russian leadership," emphasized Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko.
As reported OBOZREVATEL, August 20, at the end of Sunday meeting with pilgrims, Pope Francis urged the faithful to pray for Ukraine, asking for a special prayer, because our country has long suffered because of the war. The head of the Catholic Church did not mention Russia, which attacked Ukraine.