PARIS, October 25. /TASS/. French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Pope Francis to call Russian President Vladimir Putin to help resolve the Ukrainian crisis, the Le Point magazine reported on Tuesday.
According to the magazine, during a 55-minute audience with the pope on Monday, "Macron asked the pontiff to call President Putin, Patriarch [of Moscow and All-Russia] Kirill and US President Joe Biden."
Macron requested that Pope Francis "contribute to peace in Ukraine." The French leader believes that the pontiff could urge Biden to search for a peaceful solution to the Ukrainian conflict and the crisis in Haiti, Le Point noted.
Pope Frances received Macron on Monday, October 24. It was the third meeting between the French president and the pontiff. Earlier in Rome, Macron met with Italy’s new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.