Zelensky Tells The Pope About Russia’s ‘Aggression & Terrible Crimes’

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President Volodymyr Zelensky had a phone conversation with Pope Francis on Friday to tell him about Russia’s terrible crimes against the Ukrainian people.

He said he thanked the pontiff for his prayers, told him about Russia’s aggression…..and also asked for support.

In a Twitter post Zelensky said that he had briefed the Pope on Russia’s aggression against his country and “its horrible crimes”. He also pointing out Ukraine’s need for “support of world spiritual leaders who should convey to the world the truth about acts of horror committed by the aggressor.”

Breitbart reports: I thanked Pope Francis for praying for Ukraine during a talk with him,” Zelensky wrote in a separate post on Instagram. “I spoke about Russia’s aggression and the terrible crimes against our state.”

As Vatican News reported, Friday’s phone call was the third conversation between the two leaders since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the first being on February 26 and the second on March 22.

The Ukrainian Ambassador to the Holy See, Andrii Yurash, took advantage of the news story to reiterate Ukraine’s invitation to Francis to visit Kyiv. “Ukrainian state and society will be happy to greet the Holy Father,” he said on Twitter, adding that a “papal touch” to this suffering land can help “stop war and install peace.”

As Breitbart News reported, last Saturday, Pope Francis met with Yurash to discuss a possible visit to Ukraine. The ambassador suggested that the visit could take place before the pope’s trip to Kazakhstan, scheduled for September 13-15.