Moscow receives the cardinal in charge of the Vatican peace mission

  • Zuppi, appointed by Pope Francis, has already been in kyiv at the beginning of June

  • The Italian press suggests that Russia is likely to see Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and other senior Kremlin officials

  • The unknown remains about a meeting with Putin, since Zuppi did see Zelensky in Ukraine

The political instability that has marked the Kremlin last weekend does not stop to the cardinal Matteo Zuppiappointed by Pope Francis to direct the famous Vatican “peace mission”, which has been in the Russian capital since Tuesday night. Thus assuming the second part of the “humanitarian diplomacy” initiative that the Holy See has launched, more specifically in recent weeks, after the Russian aggression in Ukraine. An official statement from the Vatican press office confirms “It is reported that on June 28 and 29, 2023, Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Italian Episcopal Conference, accompanied by an official from the Secretariat of State, will pay a visit to Moscow, as an envoy of Pope Francis. The main objective of the initiative is to promote gestures of humanity that can help favor a solution to the current tragic situation and find the way to achieve a just peace.

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