Pope Francis says "In the name of God, I ask you: stop this massacre!"

After the Angelus on Sunday, March 13, 2022; Pope Francis made an Appeal - Below the Appeal are a series of Tweet that Pope Francis made, on the same day, asking for prayers for peace:

Brothers and sisters, we have just prayed to the Virgin Mary. This weekend, the city that bears her name, Mariupol, has become a city martyred by the ruinous war that is devastating Ukraine. Faced with the barbarism of the killing of children, and of innocent and defenceless citizens, there are no strategic reasons that hold up: the only thing to be done is to cease the unacceptable armed aggression before the city is reduced to a cemetery. With an aching heart I add my voice to that of the common people, who implore the end of the war. 

In the name of God, listen to the cry of those who suffer, and put an end to the bombings and the attacks! Let there be real and decisive focus on the negotiations, and let the humanitarian corridors be effective and safe. In the name of God, I ask you: stop this massacre!

I would like once again to urge the welcoming of the many refugees, in whom Christ is present, and to give thanks for the great network of solidarity that has formed. I ask all diocesan and religious communities to increase their moments of prayer for peace. God is only the God of peace, he is not the God of war, and those who support violence profane his name. Now let us pray in silence for those who suffer, and that God may convert hearts to a steadfast will for peace.

I greet all of you, Romans and pilgrims who have come from Italy and from different countries. In particular, I greet the faithful of the dioceses of Naples, Fuorigrotta, Pianura, Florence and Carmignano; as well as the delegation of the Nonviolent Movement.

I wish everyone a blessed Sunday, and please do not forget to pray for me. Enjoy your meal, and arrivederci.

Pope Francis' Twitter Messages Echo his Appeal from March 13th: