Podcast: Pope Francis ‘hasn’t played all his cards yet’ on Ukraine war
As Russian airstrikes on Ukraine continue and its ground efforts meet fierce resistance from the Ukrainian army, the Vatican is stepping up its efforts for peace.
On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell and host Colleen Dulle discuss Pope Francis’ latest moves, including Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s call with the Russian foreign minister, Cardinals Michael Czerny and Konrad Krajewski’s mission to Ukrainian refugees, the pope’s call to “Stop this massacre,” and the chance of a papal visit to Kyiv.
Amid all these efforts, Colleen asks Gerry: Is the diplomatic solution the Vatican is advocating really possible?
In the second part of the show, Gerry tells the story of Sr. Lucia Caram, the heroic nun who drove 4,000 miles to Ukraine and back to rescue six Ukrainian refugees.
Find the latest updates on the Vatican’s anti-war efforts at https://www.americamagazine.org/topic/ukraine.
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