Papal envoy heads to Ukraine to 'listen carefully' to possible peace plans

Papal envoy heads to Ukraine to
# 05 June 2023 13:10 (UTC +04:00)

Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, tasked by Pope Francis to carry out a peace mission to try to help end the war in Ukraine, headed to Kyiv on Monday for a two-day trip to sound out government authorities, APA reports citing Reuters.

The Vatican announced his visit, which many observers see as an uphill effort, in a short statement. It said the main purpose was "to listen carefully to Ukrainian authorities on the possible ways to reach a just peace and support humanitarian gestures that may help ease tensions".