During his flight back to Rome after concluding his visit to Hungary, Pope Francis informed reporters that there is a secret Vatican peacekeeping mission taking place in Ukraine. "Peace is in everyone's interest, and I am willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it. Although a mission is currently underway, it has not yet been made public. We will see," stated Francis. He believes that creating new channels is crucial for achieving peace, and his appeal is to continually develop relationships and new channels of friendship.
The Vatican is involved in a peace mission to try to end the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Pope Francis told reporters during a flight after a visit to Hungary https://t.co/Tfa5SAhkjP pic.twitter.com/1PJziO7NUm— Reuters (@Reuters) May 1, 2023
Furthermore, the pontiff confirmed that the Holy See is working to return the children that Russia has taken from Ukraine to their homeland in response to a request from Kyiv.
Pope Francis said the Vatican is willing to help facilitate the return of Ukrainian children taken to Russia during the war, saying the Holy See would do “all that is humanly possible” to reunite families. #UkraineWar https://t.co/3YREFy7EKI— euronews (@euronews) May 1, 2023