Pope’s Peace Envoy Meets Pro-Putin Russian Orthodox Leader

Continuing his peace mission on behalf of Pope Francis amid the war in Ukraine, Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi met Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and other leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church Thursday, just days after the Orthodox prelates stood uniformly behind Russian President Vladimir Putin during a short-lived insurrection by Wagner Group mercenaries.

Pope, Ukrainian Leader Talk About Humanitarian Situation Provoked By War

By Cindy Wooden VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After literally hundreds of public prayers for peace in Ukraine and 443 days after Russia launched an all-out war on the Eastern European country, Pope Francis welcomed Ukrainian President to the Vatican. The topics of the conversation May 13 included “the humanitarian and political situation in Ukraine caused […]