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Departing From Protocol, Pope Francis Visits Russian Embassy over Ukraine

He spent more than a half-hour there

On Friday, Pope Francis went to the Russian embassy to the Vatican to relay his concern over Russia's invasion of Ukraine to Moscow's ambassador, in an unprecedented departure from diplomatic protocol.

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the pope spent more than half an hour at the embassy.

"He went to express his concern over the war," Bruni said, declining to give details about the visit or the conversation.

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