Posts Tagged ‘Vatican peace plan’

Francis mobilises Vatican diplomats in peace diplomacy

Monday, November 6th, 2023
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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
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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

Ukraine and Russia deny Vatican involved in a peace plan

Thursday, May 4th, 2023
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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