Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Matteo Zuppi’

Francis mobilises Vatican diplomats in peace diplomacy

Monday, November 6th, 2023
Vatican diplomats

Pope Francis and Vatican diplomats are actively mobilising their efforts to address ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and the Holy Land. The Pope has made it clear that pursuing peace is a top priority. Meanwhile, Vatican officials are working tirelessly to promote peace through various channels. “I encourage faithful to take only one side in this Read more

Pope’s Ukraine envoy wraps up whirlwind diplomatic visit to DC

Monday, July 24th, 2023

Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Pope Francis’s personal peace envoy for the war in Ukraine, closed a two-day visit to Washington DC Wednesday, capping a whirlwind round of high-level civil and ecclesial meetings. Zuppi was in Washington DC from July 17-19 along with an unnamed representative of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State to “continue the mission Read more

Pope warns no end in sight to Ukraine war

Monday, July 3rd, 2023
Ukraine war

Pope Francis said on Friday there was no apparent end in sight to the Ukraine war as his peace envoy, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, wrapped up three days of talks in Moscow. “The tragic reality of this war that seems to have no end, demands of everyone a common creative effort to imagine and forge paths Read more

Pope’s peace envoy on Ukraine says aim is dialogue, not mediation

Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Shortly after returning from Ukraine, where he undertook a special peace mission on behalf of Pope Francis, Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi stressed the importance of dialogue and said his visit was not an attempt at mediation. Speaking to journalists on the margins of a June 7 book presentation the day after returning from Kyiv, Zuppi Read more

Papal envoy undertakes peace mission to Ukraine with ‘vague’ agenda

Thursday, June 8th, 2023
vague agenda

Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi’s recent two-day visit to Ukraine, described as a Vatican peace mission, has drawn criticism due to its vague agenda. “The main purpose of this initiative is to listen in depth to the Ukrainian authorities about possible ways to achieve a just peace and to support gestures of humanity that will help Read more

Russia acknowledges Vatican peace initiative

Monday, May 29th, 2023

Russia has reacted positively to the Pope’s Ukraine peace initiative. There are no immediate plans for a Vatican mission to Moscow, however. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement about the peace initiative was Moscow’s first public acknowledgement of the pope’s overtures. It followed the Vatican’s weekend announcement that Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi (pictured), has been suggested Read more

Italian cardinal entrusted with Ukraine peace mission

Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Italian cardinal entrusted

Pope Francis has entrusted Cardinal Matteo Zuppi (pictured) to head the Russia and Ukraine peace mission on behalf of the Vatican, the Holy See press office said on Saturday. Zuppi is a prominent Italian cardinal known for his close association with the pontiff. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni announced the development on Saturday, revealing that the Read more

Polarisation an easy, poisonous way to react to complex world

Monday, September 12th, 2022

Everybody loses when politics tries to poison church life and when church members use the logic of politics, an Italian cardinal says. “To poison ecclesial relations with the logic of politics is making trouble,” says Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, the president of the Italian bishops’ conference. This isn’t just a problem in Italy, he adds. It Read more

New Italian church head faces demands for abuse inquiry

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Pope Francis on Tuesday named a bishop in his own image, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, as the new head of the Italian bishops conference, as the Italian Catholic Church comes under mounting pressure to confront its legacy of clerical sexual abuse with an independent inquiry. Francis’ widely expected choice was announced during the second day of Read more

LGBT community needs better spiritual guidance

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Now the Catholic Church is starting to address how to minister to the LGBT community, Italian Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi is inviting Catholics to look at gays and lesbians “as God looks at them.” “When communities will truly begin to look at people as God looks at them, then homosexual people — and everybody else Read more