Vatican’s foreign minister contemplating visit to Kyiv

As Ukraine awaits word on whether a potential visit from Pope Francis will happen, the Vatican’s foreign minister is contemplating his own visit to Kyiv in a bid to convey solidarity and support efforts toward peace.

According to sources familiar with the plans, British Archbishop Paul Gallagher intends to travel to Kyiv, and the visit was scheduled “some time ago.”

While there is no immediate timeline for the visit given the unpredictability of the situation on the ground, “the plans are still there,” and were made before the war began, the source said, saying the visit is being planned “in view of the current situation.”

Gallagher was reportedly planning his visit for before Easter but tested positive for COVID-19 and had to postpone the trip.

Source: Crux