Cardinal Pietro Parolin

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Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrating Mass for peace in Ukraine on Thursday in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome, Nov. 17, 2022

‘We lift our prayers to God for peace in Ukraine’: Vatican Mass marks Ukraine-Holy See diplomatic relationship

Nov 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Mass marked the 30th anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Ukraine. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks at an EWTN dinner in Frascati, Italy, Oct. 19, 2022.

Cardinal Parolin to EWTN: Truth must be ‘fearlessly upheld’

Oct 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s Secretary of State told employees and collaborators of EWTN this week that the truth must be “fearlessly upheld”... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia's highest-ranking Catholic clerics, arrives at a court for his trial in Hong Kong on Sept. 26, 2022.

Cardinal Zen stands trial in Hong Kong

Sep 26, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others stood trial in Hong Kong on Monday for failing to properly register a fund... Read more

Pope Francis and Xi Jinping

Pope Francis extends a hand to China

Sep 19, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

While a trial against Cardinal Joseph Zen is underway in China, the Holy See continues to work toward the renewal... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

European Parliament calls on Vatican to support Cardinal Zen

Jul 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The European Parliament has called on the Vatican "to give full support to Cardinal Zen" and told the Holy See... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

How does the new Vatican constitution affect the Secretariat of State?

May 19, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Parolin outlined the changes at a ‘Praedicate evangelium study day’ in Rome. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured on July 2, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin hopes Zen arrest will not complicate Vatican-China dialogue

May 13, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Parolin said: ‘I would like to express my closeness to the cardinal who was freed and treated well.’ Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in Salerno, Italy, on Oct. 13, 2019.

Cardinal Parolin discusses the future of Vatican diplomacy

Apr 19, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In the final part of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State discusses threats to religious freedom. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017.

Cardinal Parolin says religion is fundamental to promoting peace

Apr 12, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In Part 4 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State speaks about peace, reconciliation and ecumenical challenges. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin says he hopes Vatican-China deal can be tweaked

Apr 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In Part 3 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State looks ahead to the deal’s renewal in October. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, pictured on July 2, 2015.

Cardinal Parolin says that curial reform might not be over

Apr 8, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In Part 2 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State discusses the future of his powerful dicastery in... Read more

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin talks to EWTN Vatican correspondent Colm Flynn on March 19, 2022.

Cardinal Parolin: Ukraine has the right to defend itself, but arms shipments could cause ‘terrible’ escalation

Apr 7, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state, discussed the Holy See's diplomatic efforts to stop the fighting in Ukraine... Read more

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin talks to EWTN Vatican correspondent Colm Flynn on March 19, 2022.

Cardinal Parolin urges negotiation to find a ‘win-win solution’ to war in Ukraine

Mar 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘The message of the Holy See, of the Holy Father, is to stop the war,’ the Vatican Secretary of State... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass for Peace in Ukraine at St. Peter’s Basilica, March 16, 2022.

Vatican cardinal celebrates Mass for peace in Ukraine

Mar 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Russia’s ambassador to the Holy See attended the Mass. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill in Rome, Italy, March 2, 2022.

Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: Lent is about eternal rewards, not appearances

Mar 2, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope’s homily was read by Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in a Vatican News interview published Nov. 30, 2021.

Vatican cardinal: ‘There is still room for negotiation’ to end Ukraine conflict

Feb 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said the Vatican was ready to help Russia and Ukraine resume the path of dialogue. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Vatican laments ‘tragic’ invasion of Ukraine by Russia

Feb 24, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“The tragic scenes which everyone feared are unfortunately becoming reality,” Cardinal Parolin said on Thursday. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020.

Cardinal Parolin and Archbishop Peña Parra test positive for COVID-19

Jan 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Parolin has ‘very mild’ symptoms, while Peña Parra is asymptomatic. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination at the Basilica of Sant'Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020.

Amid protests against Italy’s vaccine rules, Cardinal Parolin says Church’s message is clear

Nov 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

A priest blessed the crowd before a ‘No Vax’ march in northern Italy. Read more