Posts Tagged ‘President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’

Francis, Bishop, and Servant of the Servants of God

Monday, May 15th, 2023
Servant of the Servants of God

A grey and drizzly Rome was under an intense security lockdown on Saturday as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky came to town for the day. The Italian government deployed some 1,500 security agents, stationed snipers on rooftops, and enforced a no-fly zone for the visit of the president whose country continues to fight the troops from Read more

Pope and Ukraine President Zelensky meet over war and peace

Monday, May 15th, 2023

When Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky went to the Vatican last week, the Pope stole a march on him. Francis went to the door to greet him rather than wait for formal introductions. They spent 40 minutes speaking privately in their first face-to-face meeting since the war began. They discussed “the humanitarian and political situation in Read more

Ukraine and Russia deny Vatican involved in a peace plan

Thursday, May 4th, 2023
Vatican peace plan

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin confirmed Thursday that there is a Vatican peace plan to try to end Russia’s war in Ukraine. He expressed surprise that officials in both countries claimed ignorance of the Vatican’s plan. “Based on my knowledge, they know, but you know how it is, in bureaucracies, it could Read more

It’s ‘madness’ to think of using nuclear weapons in Ukraine says Pope

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

It is madness, said Pope Francis when he heard Russia was threatening to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine. Last week Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West he is not bluffing about using the weapons of mass destruction. He ordered Russia’s first mobilisation since World War Two and backed a plan to annex swathes of Read more