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Ukraine’s man in the Vatican says papal trip to Kyiv would be ‘message to end the war’

During the 40-minute conversation with Cruxhis phone wouldn’t stop pinging, and he refused having a coffee because he’s limiting himself to six cups a day and by noon Rome time he had already had his fourth. “I’m working 20 hours a day, trying to answer with a yes to any request or invitation,” he said. …

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Papal envoy to Ukraine says country supports possible papal trip to Kyiv

ROME – On his way back from Malta on Sunday, Pope Francis told reporters that a visit to Ukraine is possible. “I am willing to do everything that must be done, and the Holy See, the diplomatic side, is doing everything,” he said. “We cannot make public everything that we do, but we are.” While …

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‘Unusual kindness’: Papal trip to remind Malta of its ‘biblical’ hospitality

VATICAN CITY — When a political prisoner and nearly 300 others were shipwrecked along the coast of Malta, the local population welcomed them, built a fire to warm their chilled bones and provided them with food and shelter. The story of migrants in dire need as they attempt to cross the sea sounds like a …

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