Pope Francis says he will come to both Kyiv and Moscow, or neither

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Pope Francis has said that he would like to visit Ukraine, but will only do so if he can visit Moscow afterwards.

Source: European Pravda, citing Pope Francis’s interview in La Nacion, an Argentinian newspaper

Details: "I am willing to go to Kyiv. I want to go to Kyiv. But on the condition that I go to Moscow. I go to both places or neither," Pope Francis said.

He acknowledged that he cannot visit Moscow at present, but said it was "not impossible". "I hope we will be able to do it. But I make no promises," he added.

He also said that he invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to a Papal Audience in the Vatican.

"In the end, he postponed it after the latest bombings and said he was not calling it off but postponing it to a time when he could travel," Pope Francis said.

Background: After his visit to Canada in July 2022, Pope Francis said that he would like to also visit Kyiv but explained that before that, he would like to visit Moscow in order to facilitate peace.

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