Dutton is in New York this week to attend the U.N. General Assembly at which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke Tuesday.
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The meeting between the Pope and 45 bishops of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church lasted nearly two hours in a room off of the Paul VI Hall.
Pope Francis made the comment while speaking off the cuff during a live video conference with Russian youth on Aug. 25.
The move by Russia has sparked fears for even higher food prices and increased poverty in countries already suffering from hunger.
The New Westminster cathedral has supported more than 1,000 refugees since the war started, helping them make housing arrangements, find jobs, and receive English lessons.
COMMENTARY: The words spoken this month by Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kjiv, at a joint event marking the 80th anniversary of the Volhynia massacre, were carefully chosen for their historical resonance.
Cardinal Zuppi, who has already visited both Ukraine and Russia, will be in the U.S. capital from July 17-19 and will be accompanied by an official from the Vatican’s Secretariat of State.
Critics warn that the bombs by dint of their widespread coverage area pose significant threats to civilians.
Zelenskyy said he and Cardinal Zuppi discussed the situation in Ukraine and humanitarian cooperation.
During the June 5–6 visit, Cardinal Zuppi is expected to meet with Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kulebas, Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk, and possibly President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.