Today: Tuesday, 5 March 2024 year

The Pope spoke about the anxiety around the crisis in Ukraine.

The Pope spoke about the anxiety around the crisis in Ukraine.

The Vatican is taking certain steps of a diplomatic nature in connection with the situation around Ukraine, but we are not talking about any peace plan, Pope Francis said.

“Now, at the moment, the Vatican is doing some things more diplomatic in nature to see if something can be achieved … But there is no peace plan (at the Vatican). There is a ministry in the name of peace,” he said.


According to the pope, many heads of state are concerned about the situation.

“For example, in India (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi is very worried. And Modi is a balanced person who can perfectly call for a dialogue between both. This is an example. There are other heads of state. Non-public work is underway,” Pope Francis said.

He also said that he did not know whether a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelensky in the Vatican was possible, but admitted the possibility of holding a meeting of representatives of different countries.

“A meeting of representatives of the countries of the world is possible … There is one Israeli group that is also working on this … The Vatican is working,” Pope Francis said.