Pope Francis shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the occasion of a private audience at the Vatican on Wednesday. (Source: AP)
Pope Francis encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in “sincere” international efforts aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine as the two men met privately at the Vatican on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day, the US ambassador to the Holy See, Kenneth Hackett, said his country would like to see the Vatican step up its concern about what is happening in Ukraine during the pope’s meeting with Putin, the second time the Russian leader and Francis have met since …read more
Source: The Indian Express