Cardinal Parolin urges end to attacks in call with Russia’s foreign minister


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Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in a Vatican Information interview revealed Nov. 30, 2021. / Screenshot from Vatican Information - Italiano YouTube channel. Vatican City, Mar eight, 2022 / 08:00 am (CNA). Cardinal Pietro Parolin urged an end to armed assaults in Ukraine throughout a telephone name with Russia’s overseas minister on Tuesday, the Vatican confirmed.The Vatican’s secretary of state “conveyed Pope Francis’ deep concern concerning the ongoing warfare in Ukraine” during a name with Sergey Lavrov on the morning of March 8.Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni stated Parolin reaffirmed Pope Francis’ message from this past Sunday, during which he condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and expressed his solidarity with the country.“Rivers of blood and tears are flowing in Ukraine,” Francis began his Angelus tackle on March 6. “It isn't merely a army operation, but a struggle, which sows dying, destruction, and distress.”In his name with Lavrov, Parolin referred to as “for an end to armed assaults, for the securing of humanitarian corridors for civilians and rescuers, and for the alternative of gun violence with negotiation,” the Vatican stated.The secretary of state also reaffirmed the Holy See’s willingness to do every part to place itself at the service of peace.#8march— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March eight, 2022 The Russian overseas ministry additionally confirmed the March 8 telephone name between the minister and Parolin.In line with the ministry, through the conversation, Lavrov “outlined the principled Russian place relating to the causes and objectives of the particular army operation being carried out in Ukraine.”The Russian ministry also stated that each events expressed hope that another spherical of negotiation talks between Russia and Ukraine’s leaders would take place soon to “seek settlement on the key issues underlying the disaster with a purpose to resolve it and cease hostilities.”