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Pope celebrates Russia-Ukraine exchange of prisoners and prays for peace

VaticanNews: At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis expresses his joy over the exchange of Russian and Ukrainian prisoners, and prays for lasting peace in eastern Ukraine

“Last week,” said the Pope, “the long-awaited exchange of prisoners between the Russian Federation and Ukraine took place”.

He told the faithful gathered that he rejoices “I am glad for the free people, who have been able to embrace their loved ones. I continue to pray for a quick end to the conflict and for lasting peace in Eastern Ukraine.”-said Pope.