Chancellor Olaf Scholz does not agree with Pope Francis. Pope Francis has called on Ukraine to negotiate with Russia.

Chancellor ScholZ disagrees with the Catholic leader and even receives support from the opposition. CDU leader Friedrich Merz calls Pope's statements "fundamentally wrong" The assessment of a Vatican spokesman on the Pope’s statements has been noted. The church is with the people, said Volodymyr Zelenskyj on Sunday in his evening video address.