President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelenskyand pope francisco On the role of the Vatican as mediator of peace with Russia.
Zelensky announced on Tuesday that he had spoken with the pope and said he would welcome his mediation to reach a peace deal.
Pope Francis has so far been implicitly critical of Russia and has repeatedly called the conflict a “senseless massacre”.
talk to @pontifex. told His Holiness about the difficult humanitarian situation and the blockade of the rescue corridor by the Russian army. The mediating role of the Holy See in ending human suffering will be appreciated. Thanks for praying for Ukraine and peace. pic.twitter.com/wj4hmrTRGd
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) March 22, 2022
“I have spoken to His Holiness about the dire humanitarian situation we are going through And the blockade by the Russian army in humanitarian corridors. I have conveyed to him that I would be grateful if he played an important role in the peace talks to end the human suffering that Ukraine is experiencing,” Zelensky said via his official Twitter account.
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