Pope, Macron meet at Vatican; Ukraine concerns loom large

ROME: Pope Francisco on Monday he met in the Vatican with the French president immanuel macronwith the war in Ukraine looming large in the concerns of both leaders.
The nearly hour-long private audience was Francis’ third with Macron since he became pontiff.
Neither side immediately released details of their talks.
On the eve of their meeting, Macron spoke at a conference in Rome about the need for Ukraine to decide the timing and terms of peace with Russia, which invaded its neighbor eight months ago.
Francis will go to Coliseum on Tuesday to deliver a speech at the same forum, a conference focused on the need for peace and organized by a Catholic charity close to the Vatican.
Accompanying Macron to the Vatican was his wife, brigitte.


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