It is now eight months since Russia began the invasion of Ukraine, a war that has so far taken the lives of more than 6,000 civilians, including nearly 400 children.
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The Pope did not specify when these conversations about a prisoner swap occurred.
COMMENTARY: Given the recent comments from the leading bishops there, the answer is uncertain.
Departing from previous statements, the Holy Father has recently emphasized his desire to visit Kyiv, though conditions on the ground and his personal health will be determining factors.
The Pope added that he hoped to meet with Russian Orthodox leader Patriarch Kirill in Kazakhstan in September.
COMMENTARY: Despite intensive efforts, the Holy See finds itself strangely isolated.
Under three titles for one icon, Our Lady is revered by both Ukrainians and Russians, and several other countries, too, who know her by another title.
“Despite an extremely challenging situation, and difficult times for our country, Ukrainians in Sweden do not feel alone."
More than 100,000 people remain trapped in Mariupol with limited access to food and water.