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Pope says Vatican involved in secret Ukraine peace mission

Pope Francis holds a news conference as he returns to the Vatican following his apostolic journey to Hungary, aboard the plane, on 30th April, 2023

Aboard the papal planeReuters The Vatican is involved in a peace mission to try to end the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Pope Francis said on Sunday, declining to give further details. “I am willing to do everything that has to be done. There is a mission in course now but it is not yet […]

Pope, meeting Ukrainian refugees, says better future possible

Pope Francis is greeted as he visits the Church of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary to meet with the poor and with refugees during his apostolic journey in Budapest, Hungary, on 29th April 2023.

Budapest, HungaryReuters Pope Francis on Saturday met Ukrainians who fled the war on Hungary’s eastern border, telling the refugees that a different future is possible.  Francis met with about 600 refugees, poor and homeless people in a visit to St Elizabeth’s Church in Budapest on the second day of his visit, which began on Friday […]

Plans move forward for 2022 Pope, Russian Patriarch meeting

Cuba Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill 2016

Rome, ItalyAP Plans are progressing for a possible meeting next year between Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church following their historic encounter in Havana in 2016, a top Russian Orthodox official said Wednesday.  Metropolitan Hilarion, foreign relations chief of the Russian Orthodox Church, met for about an hour with Francis on […]