Pope meets with new Russian ambassador as second Moscow mission planned for his Ukraine peace envoy
Russia's new ambassador to the Vatican, Ivan Soltanovsky, met with Pope Francis for a protocol visit. This comes as the Vatican's Ukraine peace envoy, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, may soon be undertaking a second mission to Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has stated that Moscow is ready to meet with Zuppi again. Pope Francis aims to maintain dialogue with both Ukraine and Russia, despite tensions.
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