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Vatican helping to end conflict in Ukraine

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Vatican helping to end conflict in Ukraine
Pope Francis stated that the Vatican was involved in a mission of peace to end the conflict involving Russia and Ukraine. He added that he would be willing to assist with repatriating Ukrainian children who were taken to Russia or Russian occupied territory.

The pope told reporters that he would reveal the mission when it was made public. “I will make it public when it becomes so,” said the pope to reporters on a return flight from a three-day trip to Hungary.

“I believe that peace is made always by opening up channels. Peace can never be achieved by closing channels…This is not an easy task.”

The pope also said that he spoke about the situation in Ukraine both with Hungarian Premier Viktor Orban, and with Metropolitan Hilarion (bishop), a representative from the Russian Orthodox Church of Budapest.

“Everyone is interested in the path to peace,” he said.


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