Vatican City, Jun 27, 2023 / 06:00 am
The Vatican announced Tuesday that Cardinal Matteo Zuppi will visit Moscow this week as part of the peace mission entrusted to him by Pope Francis.
Zuppi will arrive in Russia’s capital on June 28, less than one week after a paramilitary organization known as the Wagner Group rebelled against the Russian government in a short-lived revolt.
The cardinal’s mission during the two-day visit is to help “find ways to achieve a just peace,” according to the Vatican statement issued one day before the trip.
“The main purpose of the initiative is to encourage gestures of humanity, which can contribute to foster a solution to the current tragic situation and find ways to achieve a just peace,” it said.