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Pope and President of Ukraine talked about peace

The situation of humanitarian aid, the struggle for peace, but also bilateral cooperation: these were the main topics that marked the conversation between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj and Pope Francis at the Vatican this Saturday.

On Saturday morning Pope Francis welcomed the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Selensky for an Audience, who, according to the Vatican Press Office, then met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and the Vatican “Foreign Minister”, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.

The discussions in the State Secretariat were mainly devoted to the humanitarian situation and the search for peace in the context of the war that continues at Donbas since 2014. In this context, the expectation was expressed that all parties involved in the conflict would show “the greatest possible awareness” regarding the needs of the population.

At the meeting, questions of bilateral cooperation and the contribution of the Catholic Church were also discussed.