Pope Francis writes to Julian Assange

On the 29th March 2021, Stella Morris posted on Twitter

Rome Reports, a private and independent international TV news agency based in Rome, Italy, specializing in covering the Pope and the Vatican, mentions

It isn’t the first time the pope writes to public figures who are in prison. There was, for instance, the case with Lula da Silva.

The Vatican considers these messages private and neither confirms nor denies their existence.

That’s why they are generally considered gestures of humanitarian support that do not necessarily endorse the ideas of the person in question.

Claire Daly ( Member of European Parliament ) tweeted thoughts for other leaders to follow the Pope’s compassion

The Pope’s Easter message urged countries to speed up the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called armed conflict and military spending during a pandemic “scandalous”.

Read more in the Guardian’s report on the Pope’s Urbi et Orbi, “to the city and the world”