Russia

Pope Francis has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to work towards a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ukraine. During the course of an hour-long meeting in the Vatican with the president on Wednesday, the pontiff said a “sincere and great effort to achieve peace” in the region was required.President Putin’s arrival in the Vatican was an hour late but it included an exchange of gifts. Pope Francis gave the Russian leader a medallion with an image of an “angel of peace” - a similar gift...