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.
The pope made the comment about the Catholic U.S. president in an interview broadcast July 12.
U.S. President Joe Biden also issued a message marking the International Day of Human Fraternity.
According to multiple reports, President Joe Biden on Friday said that Pope Francis told him to “keep receiving Communion.”
Ahead of President Joe Biden’s Oct. 29 meeting with Pope Francis, a White House spokeswoman acknowledged on Wednesday that “the pope has spoken differently” than Biden on abortion.
In a message to Joe Biden on inauguration day, Pope Francis said he is praying the new United States president will make decisions which respect the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor and most vulnerable.