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Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Pope Francis says he wants to meet Putin in Moscow to discuss Ukraine war

May 3, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘We have not yet had a response,’ the pope said. Read more

The aftermath of the Russian occupation of Bucha, Ukraine.

European church leaders ask Putin and Zelenskyy for Easter ceasefire

Apr 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘We respectfully request you to declare a ceasefire in Ukraine from midnight on April 17,’ they wrote. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Malta, April 3, 2022.

Will Pope Francis go to Kyiv? Will he call out Putin by name? Here’s what he told the media

Apr 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope was speaking at an in-flight press conference. Read more

Pope Francis is calling for prayers for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

Catholics in Europe react to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Catholics across Europe have reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with expressions of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and prayers... Read more

Volodymyr Zelensky visits the Ternopil region of Ukraine on Sept. 18, 2020.

Ukraine’s president: Vatican would be the ideal place for meeting with Putin

Apr 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“The Holy See is a moral authority on a global level which has always effectively played the role of mediator,”... Read more

Pope Francis greets Russian President Vladimir July 4, 2019.

Putin visits Pope Francis on July 4th

Jul 4, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis at the Vatican July 4 for a 55-minute private discussion about international... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, prefect of the papal household, greets Russian president Vladimir Putin upon his arrival at the Vatican, June 10, 2015.

Ukraine crisis the focal point in Pope's discussion with Putin

Jun 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

In the second meeting between Pope Francis and Russian president Vladimir Putin, held on Wednesday at the Vatican, the discussion... Read more