Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, special envoy of Pope Francis, visited Bucha, a suburb of kyiv. This was reported to Telegram by the press service of the Kyiv region military administration.
“Pope Francis’ special envoy, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, visited the town of Bucha in the Kyiv region,” the statement said. On the trip, the envoy was accompanied by the governor of the Kyiv region, Ruslan Kravchenko, and local officials.
R. Kravchenko noted that this was the first visit of Pope Francis’ peace envoy to Ukraine, during which he saw firsthand the extremely high price that Ukrainians pay for freedom and peace in the world.
Representatives of the delegation visited Buča St. Church of St. Andrew the First Called. This is the place where 119 civilians were buried during the occupation.
“Such stories are a pain for the whole civilized world. The Pope’s envoy spoke of the massacre of civilians by the Nazis near the Italian city of Bologna. Ukrainians, like no one else, want such crimes against humanity no longer reproduce,” said R. Kravchenko.
On May 1, Pope Francis announced that the Vatican was participating in a peacekeeping mission aimed at ending Russia’s war against Ukraine.
Source: The Delfi