Il Giornale: Vatican expressed desire to continue dialogue with Russia on Ukraine
MOSCOW, September 29 – RIA Novosti. According to the Italian press, the Vatican continues to be an important player in Europe, able to maintain a constructive dialogue with Russia, despite the statements made by Western countries. Il Giornale.
Speaking about the Vatican’s role in the Ukrainian conflict, journalists recalled that their representatives did not refuse negotiations with Moscow, and that the UN General Assembly in New York continued on the sidelines. Vatican Foreign Minister Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov there.
“The priest is a familiar and respected interlocutor for the Kremlin, so he can play an important role right now when a conflict with the West is inevitable,” the article emphasizes.
The publication also spoke about the Vatican’s other contacts with Moscow: the meeting of the Apostolic Nuncio Monsignor Giovanni d’Agnello with Patriarch Kirill, as well as the work of the Archbishop and President of the Russian Conference of Catholic Bishops Paolo Pezzi.
“In a recent interview, Pezzi emphasized that “the main problem is to find a solution so that no one feels defeated.” – reporters noted.
In mid-September, Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, met with Pope Francis on the sidelines of the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan. The Metropolitan evaluated the talks as “spiritual”.
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