Pope entrusts Cardinal Zuppi with Ukraine peace mission

The Holy See Press Office confirms that Pope Francis has entrusted Cardinal Matteo Zuppi with a mission to help ease the tensions in the Ukraine conflict.

May 22, 2023

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Italian Bishops' Conference


VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has entrusted Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, with the task of leading a mission to help ease tensions in the conflict in Ukraine. 

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, confirmed the news of the mission Saturday evening.

Responding to  journalists' questions, Bruni stated, "I can confirm that Pope Francis has entrusted Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, Archbishop of Bologna and President of the Italian Bishops' Conference, with the responsibility of leading a mission, in agreement with the Secretariat of State, that contributes to an easing of tensions in the Ukraine conflict, in the hopes that this can initiate paths of peace, something never abandoned by the Holy Father."--Vatican News

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