Vatican City, Feb 28, 2022 / 04:40 am
The Vatican secretary of state said on Monday that it is not too late for peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.
“There is still time for goodwill, there is still room for negotiation,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said in an interview published jointly by the Italian newspapers Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, La Repubblica, and Il Messaggero.
In the interview, published on Feb. 28, the secretary of state said that, despite the outbreak of conflict, “I am convinced that there is still and always room for negotiation. It is never too late.”
“Because the only reasonable and constructive way to settle differences is dialogue, as the pope never tires of repeating,” he said. “The Holy See, which in recent years has followed the events in Ukraine constantly, discreetly and with great attention, offering its willingness to facilitate dialogue with Russia, is always ready to help the parties to resume that path.”