Wooow! A Roman Catholic Pope gets more attention in an Orthodox forum than Orthodox church leaders. What could be the reason?
Anyways, just before the beginning of the 2nd World War, fascist Italy carried out a systematic mass extermination campaign in Ethiopia with poison gas sprayed from airplanes and other horrific atrocities that claimed the lives of no less than 1,000,000 Ethiopian men, women and children, including the entire monastic community at the historic Debre Libanos Monastery ...from that time until now, no fascist Italian has ever been held accountable for the genocide of the Ethiopian people from 1935-1941, nor has the Vatican ever apologized for its complicity which are conveyed by Pope Pius XI's support of Mussolini's "civilizing mission" in Ethiopia: The Holy Father remained "conspicuously silent" while Vatican clergy blessed fascist military troops, and their weapons, before they departed to carryout Mussolini's "civilizing mission" in Ethiopia.
Do you know that a Catholic Pope never visited one of the oldest Christian nations, Ethiopia?