In recent weeks, the pontiff has received letters of invitation to the Ukrainian capital, including from Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko.

Pope Francis said that he is considering a trip to Kyiv. This was reported on Saturday by the journalist of the American television NBC NEWS Claudio Lavanga, who asked the pontiff a question on the way to Malta, where he was poisoned on an apostolic trip.

“On the way to Malta, I asked Pope Francis if he was considering a visit to Kyiv. He replied: “Yes, it is [a proposal] on the table,” a journalist who is part of the papal press pool wrote on Twitter.

Earlier it was reported that the pontiff received letters of invitation to the Ukrainian capital in recent weeks, including from Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko.

Francis has repeatedly called for a ceasefire in Ukraine, condemned what is happening there and called for a diplomatic settlement. He expressed support for Ukrainian refugees and sent aid through his emissaries. In particular, the pontiff handed over an ambulance, which he personally consecrated. Children suffering from serious pathologies who cannot receive treatment in Ukrainian hospitals are transported, including the Roman hospital “Baby Jesus” (“Bambino Gesu”), which belongs to the Vatican. Francis recently visited the little Ukrainians there.