ROME: Pope francis met on Monday at the Vatican with the French President Emmanuel Macronthe war in Ukraine occupying a prominent place in the concerns of the two leaders.
The nearly hour-long private audience was Francis’ third with Macron since becoming pontiff.
Neither side immediately released details of their talks.
On the eve of their meeting, Macron spoke at a conference in Rome about the need for Ukraine to decide on the timing and terms of peace with Russia, which invaded its neighbor eight months ago. .
Fran├žois will go to Coliseum Tuesday to deliver a speech at the same rostrum, a conference centered on the need for peace and organized by a Catholic charity close to the Vatican.
Accompanying Macron to the Vatican was his wife, Brigitte.

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