Rome Newsroom, 13 August, 2022 / 11:30 am (ACI Africa).
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said that he spoke with Pope Francis over the phone on Friday and thanked the pope for his prayers and humanitarian support.
In a tweet posted on Aug. 12, Zelenskyy wrote that he had briefed the pope on Russia’s “horrible crimes” and aggression against Ukraine.
“Our people need support of world spiritual leaders who should convey to the world the truth about acts of horror committed by the aggressor,” the Ukrainian president said.
Talked to @Pontifex_it. Briefed him on RF aggression against ??, its horrible crimes. Grateful to the pontiff for his prayers for ??. Our people need support of world spiritual leaders who should convey to the world the truth about acts of horror committed by the aggressor in ??.— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) August 12, 2022
Andrii Yurash, Ukraine’s ambassador to the Holy See, reported that this is the third time that Pope Francis has spoken with Zelenskyy since Russia invaded Ukraine nearly six months ago.