Putin met Pope Francis: ‘restore climate of dialogue’ between Russia and Ukraine

Pair agree in Vatican on need to ‘restore climate of dialogue’ between Russia and Ukraine after pontiff expresses deep concern over ‘great humanitarian crisis’ in the region. (The Guardian)

Vatican spokesman the Rev Federico Lombardi said their talks concentrated on the Ukraine conflict and the Middle East, where the Holy See is worried about the fate of the Christian minority. (Daily Mail)

The pope can use his partnership with Putin to take a lead in foreign affairs. (Time)

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