Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the Pope

Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismisses the Ukrainian ambassador to Morocco. Credit: [email protected]

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks to the Pope.

UKRAINIAN President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who was recently nominated for a Noble Peace Price, has revealed on Tuesday, March 22 that he has spoken to the Pope about a positive role he could play in his country’s war with Russia.

Zelenskyy, who has engaged with world leaders around the world during his country’s war efforts against Russia, revealed that he asked the Holy See to act as a mediator for peace.

In a tweet on March 22, the actor-turned-politician said: “Told His Holiness about the difficult humanitarian situation and the blocking of rescue corridors by Russian troops. The mediating role of the Holy See in ending human suffering would be appreciated. Thanked for the prayers for Ukraine and peace.”

As reported by Sky News, Pope Francis has implicitly criticised Russia and called the conflict in Ukraine an unjustified “senseless massacre”.

The Holy See also previously condemned the war in a videoconference with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, a cleric who is reportedly close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who launched an invasion against Ukraine back on February 24, as reported by the Washington Times.

In one of his most recent statements of hope, Pope Francis urged for people not to get used to war.

“Let us be close to this martyred people, let us embrace them with affection with concrete commitment and prayer,” he said on March 20.

“And please let us not get used to war and violence, let us not tire of welcoming them with generosity, not only now, but also in the weeks and months to come.”


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Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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