In New York, the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reported the Vatican News portal. They talked on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
It was the first meeting between Cardinal Parolin and Lavrov since the beginning of the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
The Vatican website, informing about this conversation, recalled the words of Pope Francis, who, during a press conference on September 15, on his way back from Kazakhstan to Rome, stated that you must always have a dialoguebecause “there is a possibility that it will change the course of things”. This is how the pope answered PAP’s question about the limits of dialogue with Russia.-
Vatican News noted that the pope then repeated as usual major in diplomacy of the Holy Seeespecially during the months of the war in Ukraine.