A lively crowd greeted Pope Francis as he arrived at the Grand Master’s Palace in Valletta, Malta, on April 2, 2022. / Vatican Media

Valletta, Malta, Apr 2, 2022 / 06:18 am (CNA).

Pope Francis urged authorities in Malta to protect life and appealed to the international community to work for peace in the midst of war, which he said has “swept down powerfully upon the lives of many people and affected us all.”

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