Pope Francis insists he will only visit Kyiv if he can go to Moscow as well

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A visit to Kyiv can only take place if he also goes to Moscow insisted Pope Francis during an interview.


In an interview with the Argentinian newspaper La Nacion today, Saturday, March 11, Pope Francis said that the Vatican is taking certain diplomatic steps in connection with the ongoing situation in Ukraine. “Right now, the Vatican is doing some more diplomatic things to see if something can be done”, he told the news outlet.

At the same time, the Pope stressed that the Vatican does not have a peace plan, but that there is a “desire to serve the world”. The pontiff also revealed that he did not know if a meeting between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelenskyy would take place.

However, a meeting of world delegates on this occasion was quite possible he stressed. He also noted that he was ready to go to Kyiv, but only on the condition that he also went to Moscow during the same trip.

Earlier, Pope Francis said that the “imperial interests” of different countries were involved in the conflict in Ukraine. He also expressed his readiness to meet with Vladimir Putin, calling him a “cultured man”.


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