Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said on Tuesday he had spoken to Pope Francis and that he would welcome the Holy See’s mediating role with Russia.
Pope Francis has implicitly criticised Russia and called the conflict in Ukraine an unjustified “senseless massacre”.
President Zelenskiy told His Holiness about the difficult humanitarian situation and the blocking of rescue corridors by Russian troops.
In a tweet President Zelenskiy said the mediating role of the Holy See in ending human suffering would be appreciated,”.
Pope Francis recently continued his implicit criticism of Russia, called the conflict in Ukraine an unjustified “senseless massacre” and urged leaders to stop “this repugnant war”.
Moscow said the action it launched on Feb. 24 is a “special military operation” designed not to occupy territory but to demilitarise its neighbour and purge it what it sees as dangerous nationalists. Francis has already rejected that terminology.