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.

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