As it’s looking more likely that Pope Francis will visit Ukraine, he had a chat with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently.
Their telephone conversation took place last Friday Aug 12, almost six months after the start of the war in Ukraine.
Zelenskyy himself broke the news on Twitter about what he said to Pope Francis, and that he thanked him for his prayers.
Talked to @Pontifex_it. Briefed him on RF aggression against 🇺🇦, its horrible crimes. Grateful to the pontiff for his prayers for 🇺🇦. Our people need support of world spiritual leaders who should convey to the world the truth about acts of horror committed by the aggressor in 🇺🇦.
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) August 12, 2022
Nodding towards a papal visit to Ukraine, Ukrainian Ambassador to the Holy See Andrii Yurash tweeted afterwards that “Ukrainian state and society will be happy to greet the Holy Father.”
SinceStart ofWar it was3rd telephoneConversation betweenPopeFrancis @Pontifex &PresidentOf🇺🇦VolodymyrZelenskyy @ZelenskyyUa ThankingForPrayer&Humanitarian Support, 🇺🇦confirms Again:🇺🇦&🇺🇦Society will beHappy toGreetHolyFather.Papal touchToSufferingLand canHelpStopWar&Install Peace pic.twitter.com/3asoehbZiL
— Andrii Yurash (@AndriiYurash) August 12, 2022
Pray for peace in Ukraine! 🙏