mercoledì 7 giugno 2023

Pope’s envoy closes Ukraine visit as Kyiv digs in heels on peace plan

(Elise Ann Allen, Crux)
As Pope Francis’s emissary to Ukraine closed a two-day trip to Kyiv for talks on a possible ceasefire with Russia, Ukrainian authorities voiced gratitude for the visit but insisted on following their own peace plan. From June 5-6, Italian Cardinal Matteo Zuppi of Bologna, President of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, visited the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv for the purpose, according to a Vatican statement, of holding “in-depth” listening sessions with Ukrainian authorities on “possible ways to achieve a just peace” and to support “gestures of humanity” that help ease tensions on the ground. (...)