The Symbolism of Doves and Crows

After saying a prayer for Ukraine, where at least three people were killed, Pope Francis and some school kids released two doves from the window of the Apostolic Palace as a peace gesture.

Wait for it.

Go: Pope Francis is joined by two children who release doves during the Angelus Prayer in St. Peter's Square

“No sooner had the birds been set free in St Peter’s Square – as a symbolic gesture of peace for Ukraine – than they were set upon by a seagull and a crow.”

Crow fought the wings of a dove: While speaking at the window beforehand, Francis had appealed for peace in Ukraine, where anti-government protesters have died

Ah yes. And sin and death continue their reign despite all our hopeful symbolism and happy thoughts.

Advertisements

One thought on “The Symbolism of Doves and Crows”

Comments are closed.