Cardinal Pietro Parolin explained the kind of help the Vatican can offer in an effort to address the plight of those impacted by the war between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces. He also expressed Pope Francis’ closeness and prayers to the people.
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For many years, knowledgeable voices have been warning the Vatican about the dangers of Sinicization.
Pope Francis and his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, support the deal’s renewal despite the absence of tangible benefits for the local faithful.
Departing from previous statements, the Holy Father has recently emphasized his desire to visit Kyiv, though conditions on the ground and his personal health will be determining factors.
COMMENTARY: Moral pressure is really the only ‘power’ that the Catholic Church can exert on communist China. Will it do so now?
Vatican Secretary of State ‘Very Sorry’ About Cardinal Zen Arrest, Hopes It Will Not Complicate Vatican-China Dialogue
Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s comments on China come as the Holy See’s provisional agreement with Beijing is due to expire in October.
The Holy See has chosen not to follow the lead of many EU countries, including Italy, that are already easing their COVID-19 restrictions.