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Pope Francis prays during his Wednesday general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on April 24, 2024. / Credit: Vatican Media

A Negotiated Peace is Better than an Endless War: Pope Francis to Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Apr 25, 2024

CBS News broadcast some excerpts April 24 from a new interview conducted by journalist Norah O’Donnell with Pope Francis at the pontiff’s residence in the Vatican.

Vladimir Putin / Credit: Flickr from Global Panorama (CC BY-SA 2.0) Pope Francis / Daniel Ibañez, ACI Press

Russia is "willing" to Speak with Pope Francis About the War in Ukraine

Oct 26, 2022

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov said his government is willing to talk with Pope Francis, the United States, and France to find a solution to the war in Ukraine.

Pope Francis dedicated nearly all of his Angelus address on Oct. 1 to the war in Ukraine. | Vatican News

Pope Francis Appeals to Putin for an Immediate Ceasefire in Ukraine

Oct 2, 2022

Pope Francis made a direct appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin for an immediate ceasefire on Sunday, imploring him to end the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine.