VATICAN CITY – President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and First Lady Olena Zelenska of Ukraine had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on February 8.
The Ukrainian president stressed the important role that the Holy See could play in bringing peace to the Ukrainian land. “The main thing we talked about is peace. He even called me ‘president of peace’ – this is my image in Europe now,” Mr. Zelenskyy said after the audience.
According to Mr. Zelenskyy, it is important that the meeting with Pope Francis took place two months after the Paris summit held in the Normandy format and before the next scheduled meeting of the four countries – France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia – in Berlin.