COMMENTARY: The Vatican found itself in the position of being less vocal on Putin’s aggression than the relevant Orthodox patriarchs.
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Cardinal Pietro Parolin said in a video statement on Feb. 24 that Pope Francis’ appeal for ‘peaceful coexistence’ in the region has ‘dramatic urgency’ amid the ‘horrors of war.’
A Catholic, Donnelly received both an undergraduate and a law degree from Notre Dame.
While noting that “grave crimes such as this deserve grave punishments,” Archbishop Pierre said in a plea to Missouri Gov. Eric Parsons, R, that “His Holiness wishes to place before you the simple fact of Mr. Johnson’s humanity and the sacredness of all human life.”
Archbishop Pierre noted that “all of society benefits” when any form of violence is restrained, “even the violence of a legal execution.”
Vatican representatives declined to comment when contacted by the Register, but an Italian journalist reported over the weekend that a ‘confidential channel’ has been opened between the Holy See and the Taliban.
“Lebanon is more than a country — it is a message of freedom and an example of pluralism for East and West.” —Pope St. John Paul II
A Church official, who asked not to be named as he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said that while the letter lacked “teeth,” it signaled frustration among activists seeking to advance abortion and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) issues through international institutions.
The statement, which goes beyond the capacities of the U.N. experts, has the hallmarks of an attempt to undermine Catholic doctrine by using the sex abuse scandals.
The Vatican will be permitted to observe sessions and participate in debates. Unlike member states, the Holy See will not be allowed to vote on issues or put forth candidates.