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The pope called for “real talks” between Russia and Ukraine

Today, Pope Francis again called for "real talks" between Russia and Ukraine amid an "increasingly dangerous escalation" of the conflict, AFP reported.

“At a time when the fury of destruction and death is raging and clashes are raging, fueling an increasingly dangerous escalation for all, I renew my call to the leaders of (both) countries: please do not lead humanity to destruction!” of the Roman Catholic Church from the window of the Apostolic Palace in front of 25,000 believers gathered in St. Peter’s Square on the occasion of Pentecost.

“One hundred days after the start of the armed aggression” against Ukraine, the pope called for “real ceasefire talks and a solution” in order to “hear the desperate cries of those suffering with respect for human life”.

Yesterday, at a meeting with children, 85-year-old Francis confided that he wants to visit Ukraine, as he specified that he is waiting for “the right moment”.

Since the start of the war on February 24, the pope has made numerous calls for peace, without explicitly mentioning Russia or its President Vladimir Putin, amid attempts by the Roman Catholic Church to engage in dialogue with the Russian Orthodox Church in delicate diplomatic balances.

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