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The Pope welcomed the announcement of a new cease-fire in the Donbass

Pope Francis welcomed the announcement of a new cease-fire in the Donbass.

"The only way to restore confidence and to create preconditions for the much-needed and much-anticipated people of reconciliation," said Pope Francis.

Pope Francis urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to dialogue

Pope Francis encouraged through dialogue to achieve a peaceful solution to the problems existing between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

"With concern I observe a new aggravation in the last days of the armed tensions in the Caucasus between Armenia and Azerbaijan," said the Pontiff, speaking with a traditional Sunday sermon to the faithful who gathered in St. Peter's square at the Vatican.

The Pope supported the initiative of the UN security Council on "coronavirus" truce

Pope Francis has supported the UN security Council resolution calling for a cease-fire in all conflicts in the light of the pandemic coronavirus.

"Laudable call for the global and immediate ceasefire that will allow peace and security required for urgent provision of much needed humanitarian assistance," said he, speaking with a traditional Sunday sermon to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's square at the Vatican.

Pope Francis prayed for the donor meeting on Syria

Pope Francis urged to pray for the success of the forthcoming donor conference on Syria, as well as for the population of Yemen, which is experiencing a serious humanitarian crisis, and residents of the Western regions of Ukraine, where there was severe flooding.

"On Tuesday, June 30, will be held the fourth conference of the European Union and the United Nations to "support the future of Syria and the region." Pray for this important meeting, so she was able to improve the tragic situation of the Syrian people and the neighboring peoples, especially the Lebanese, in the context of deep socio-political and economic crises that have aggravated the pandemic," said the Pontiff, speaking with a traditional Sunday sermon to the faithful who gathered in St. Peter's square at the Vatican.

Pope Francis has urged to resume the search for the path to peace in Libya

Pope Francis expressed concern over the situation in Libya and called for a resumption of the search for ways to achieve peace, stability and the unity of this country.

He called on international organizations and those who bear political and military responsibility for the situation in Libya, determined to resume the search for "ways to end violence, which will lead to peace, stability and unity of the country."

The Pope expressed his solidarity with all who struggle with COVID-19

Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his closeness to all sick COVID-19, their families and those who care about these patients.

"I greet you all, Romans and pilgrims, – the individual believers, families and religious communities. Even so, a small presence in the square is a sign that in Italy the acute phase of the epidemic is overcome. But be careful! Don't scream victory too early! There remains a need to diligently follow current standards, because they help us to avoid the virus going forward," said the Pontiff, speaking with a traditional Sunday sermon to the faithful who gathered in St. Peter's square at the Vatican on the occasion of the feast of the Holy Trinity.

Zelensky discussed the situation in Donbass with the Pope

The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky discussed by telephone with Pope Francis the situation in the Donbass, in the course of the conversation he asked for help in releasing prisoners in uncontrolled Kiev territory of the region, as well as Ukrainians in Russia, said on Friday the press-service of the Ukrainian President.

"The President informed his Holiness about the security situation in the Donbass and appealed to the Holy see with a request on assistance in the release of all Ukrainians illegally held in the occupied part of Donbass, to Crimea and Russia", - stated in the message.

The Pope condemned racism and related violence

Pope Francis said that concern for social unrest in the United States and condemns both racism and "self-destructive violence."

"We can't tolerate or turn a blind eye to any type of racism or alienation" - he said during his audience in the Apostolic Palace. The broadcast of the papal library was carried out by the information portal of the Holy see, Vatican News.

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop d Aniello new Nuncio in Russia

Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Nuncio (the Vatican Ambassador) to Russia, titular Archbishop Giovanni d Aniello, reported on Monday the press service of the Holy see.

D Aniello was born on 5 January 1955 in Aversa in southern Italy. At 23, he was ordained to the priesthood. After receiving the degree of doctor of Canon law in 1983, he entered the diplomatic service of the Holy see.

The Vatican has adopted regulations to ensure control at the conclusion of state contracts

Pope Francis signed the founding documents, which establish new rules on transparency and control in the awarding of public contracts on the part of the Holy see and the state of the Vatican city, in order to ensure greater economic efficiency and prevent corruption.

On Monday, the Holy see published the Apostolic letter of Pope Francis in the form of "Motu Proprio" (special order) on this topic, as well as a document of the 86 articles entitled "Norms for transparency, control and competition of public contracts of the Holy see and the Vatican city".