Pope Remembers Ukrainian Victims of Stalin’s Forced Famine

It is beyond our imagination. To die of starvation. Such was the sacrifice of three million Ukrainians and many other peoples under the satanic regime of Joseph Stalin. It took only one year. “And how many divisions has the Pope?” the dictator once asked in mockery of the Vicar of Christ. When the monster died in 1953, Pius XII remarked, “Now, Stalin knows how many divisions. the pope has.”

Zenit: VATICAN CITY, NOV. 23, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI remembered today the victims of a Soviet-era famine that took the lives of millions of Ukrainians in the 1930s.

After praying the Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope noted, “In these days we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor — the great famine — that in the years 1932-1933 caused millions of deaths in Ukraine and in other regions of the Soviet Union during the Communist regime.” Full article can be read here.