Andrii Yurash, Ukraine’s ambassador to the Holy See, reported that this is the third time that Pope Francis has spoken with Zelenskyy since Russia invaded Ukraine nearly six months ago.
The ambassador added that Ukraine would be happy to welcome the pope for an official visit to help with the peace process.
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— Andrii Yurash (@AndriiYurash) August 12, 2022
Pope Francis has repeatedly expressed his interest in a potential visit to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.
On his return flight from Canada, the pope reiterated his interest in traveling to the war-torn country. In July, the Ukrainian foreign ministry renewed its invitation for Pope Francis to visit.
“I said I would like to go to Ukraine. Let’s see now what I find when I get home,” the pope said in the in-flight press conference on July 30.
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