Pope Francis Phones Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Expressed "most profound pain for the tragic events unfolding..."
Pope Francis Phoned Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Pope explained that he felt, “Deep pain for the war in Ukraine." Vatican News and the Holy See released that during the call the Ukrainian President thanked Pope Francis for his prayers for peace and said that the Ukrainian people feel his “spiritual support.” On Saturday, February 26th, 2022 the phone call to the Ukraine from the Vatican occurred. The Holy See Press Office's Director, Matteo Bruni, said the telephone call took place while the war was reaching critical points in Kyiv.
“I thanked Pope Francis for praying for peace in Ukraine and a ceasefire. The Ukrainian people feel the spiritual support of His Holiness”.
Thanked Pope Francis @Pontifex for praying for peace in Ukraine and a ceasefire. The Ukrainian people feel the spiritual support of His Holiness.— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) February 26, 2022