Pope receives Ukrainian Prime Minister

2014-04-26 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) On the Saturday morning, Pope Francis received in audience Mr Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, in the Apostolic Palace. Mr Yatsenyuk later met with the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, along with the Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti.

During the cordial talks, which took place in the context of the good bilateral relations between the Holy See and Ukraine, the current situation was discussed, with the hope that all interested parties would work together constructively for the restoration of political and social stability of the country, within the scope of international law, and that they would promote understanding among the peoples of the Region. The specific role of churches and religious organizations, and of individual believers, in fostering mutual respect and harmony among all sections of society was also noted.

Finally, possible further action by the international community was mentioned.