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‘All possible help’ pledged for Ukraine

01 May 2014 | by Josef Pazderka | Comments: 0


DURING A private meeting with the country’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk last Saturday, Pope Francis promised he would “do everything possible” to establish peace in Ukraine. Mr Yatsenyuk was in Rome for the canonisations of John Paul II and John XXIII but had to return early to Kiev because of the deepening crisis in the eastern part of Ukraine. During their 18-minute meeting, the two men discussed the specific role that religious organisations could play in fostering mutual respect and harmony. The Vatican said in a statement: “Mention was made of possible further initiatives by the international community in this regard.”Mr Yatsenyuk said that he had asked the Pope to pray for his country and for stability in Europe. After meeting the Pope, Yatsenyuk t ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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