Lasting peace requires all warring parties in dialogue, cardinal says

(The U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops. Carol Glatz).

At a peace summit held in Switzerland, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said dialogue among all parties at war is essential for true, lasting peace in Ukraine. He praised Ukraine’s diplomatic efforts and highlighted the Vatican’s commitment to humanitarian support and potential mediation. The only way to achieve true, stable and just peace is by having all sides of a conflict involved in dialogue, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, said at a peace summit in Switzerland. “The Holy See expresses its hope that the diplomatic effort currently being promoted by Ukraine and supported by so many countries will be improved, in order to achieve the results that the victims deserve and that the entire world is hoping for,” he said in his speech June 16. Upon Ukraine’s request, Switzerland organized a Summit on Peace in Ukraine, which was held at a resort overlooking Lake Lucerne in the Canton of Nidwalden June 15-16. Switzerland invited more than 160 heads of state and other government leaders to kick-start a peace process by developing “a common understanding of a path towards a just and lasting peace in Ukraine.”

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