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Pope’s Latest Message on Ukraine Trip Signals Shift in Approach to Russia

Franco OrigliaPope Francis addresses pilgrims during his general audience June 22 in St. Peter’s Square. At the end of the audience, the Holy Father urged everyone to remember Ukraine in prayer, as Russia’s invasion continues.

Departing from previous statements, the Holy Father has recently emphasized his desire to visit Kyiv, though conditions on the ground and his personal health will be determining factors.