KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine renews its invitation for Pope Francis to visit Ukraine and urges the pontiff to proceed praying for the Ukrainian individuals, a Ukrainian overseas ministry spokesperson stated on Monday.
“It is time to deepen connections with those that sincerely want it. We renew the invitation to Pope Francis to visit our nation and urge you to proceed praying for the Ukrainian individuals,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko stated when requested for remark about an interview Francis gave to Reuters.
The pope stated within the interview that he hoped he would have the option to go to Moscow and Kyiv after a visit to Canada as a part of efforts to finish the warfare in Ukraine.
(Reporting by Max Hunder; Writing by Alexander Winning; Editing by Jon Boyle)