Regarding Pope Francis’s possible meeting with Russian President Putin, according to the Russian satellite news agency, White House Press Secretary Pushaki responded on the 4th that U.S. President Biden would respect the Pope’s decision.
When asked about Putin’s possible meeting with the Pope at a press conference on May 4, Pousaki said, “I haven’t discussed this issue with him, but I think he will respect the Pope’s choice to carry out any visit or activity.”
According to previous media reports, on May 3, local time, Pope Francis said in an interview with the Italian media that he hoped to visit Moscow as soon as possible to discuss the topic of ending the Russian-Ukian conflict with Russian President Putin. According to the report, this is the first time that Francis has publicly and directly mentioned Russia or Putin since the outbreak of the Russian-Uzbek conflict. According to SAT, a Kremlin spokesman Peskov said that no agreement had been reached on the meeting.