Podcast: The secrets of Fátima and the pope’s mission for peace in Ukraine
Last Saturday, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, the head of the Italian bishops conference and a consummate diplomat to visit Moscow, to lead a mission “to help ease tensions in the conflict in Ukraine.”
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell explains why Cardinal Zuppi was chosen for this job despite not being a Vatican diplomat.
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In the second half of the show, Gerry and host Colleen Dulle discuss the pope’s planned trip to World Youth Day in Lisbon, August 2 through 6. The pope plans to spend almost a full week in the country currently grappling with a devastating clerical sexual abuse scandal.
While in Portugal, Pope Francis also plans to visit Fátima, the site of a recognized Marian apparition. Gerry and Colleen explain how the “secrets of Fátima” revealed there relate to the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Links from the show
Cardinal Matteo Zuppi to lead peace mission
- Update: Pope Francis has asked Cardinal Matteo Zuppi to conduct Ukraine peace mission
- Pope Francis’ secret Ukraine-Russia peace mission, explained
Pope Francis plans to visit Fatima for World Youth Day