Zelensky to meet with Pope Francis at Vatican in Rome visit

Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelensky is making a trip to Rome and he will meet with Pope Francis and Italian leaders on Saturday, the Vatican said, APA reports citing U.S News.

Zelensky will hold midday meetings with Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni, who staunchly backs military and other aid for Ukraine, and with President Sergio Mattarella.

Zelensky’s exact schedule wasn’t being publicly announced because of security concerns, and the Vatican only confirmed a papal meeting shortly before the Ukrainian president's expected arrival in Rome.

Italian state television reported that as part of protective measures, a no-fly zone was ordered for Rome skies and police sharpshooters were strategically placed on high buildings.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency