Pope, French President Macron meet at Vatican; Ukraine concerns loom large

Pope Francis on Monday met at the Vatican with French President Emmanuel Macron, with the war in Ukraine looming large in both leaders' concerns

Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron

Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo: Reuters)

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Pope Francis on Monday met at the Vatican with French President Emmanuel Macron, with the war in Ukraine looming large in both leaders' concerns.
The nearly hour-long private audience was Francis' third with Macron since becoming 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 time and terms of peace with Russia, which invaded its neighbour eight months ago.
Francis will go to the Colosseum on Tuesday to deliver a speech to the same forum, a conference centered on the need for peace and organised by a Catholic charity close to the Vatican.
Accompanying Macron to the Vatican was his wife, Brigitte.

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First Published: Oct 24 2022 | 4:38 PM IST

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