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Letter #26, 2019: Putin to Come to Rome

Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin, June 2015. Photo Credit - AP Wednesday, June 5, 2019 “The pontiff will receive Putin on July 5, for the third time since his enthronement in 2013, in the midst of a meeting already planned by the Holy See to discuss the situation in Ukraine.” —A Spanish news agency, [...]

By |2019-06-06T15:51:55-04:00Jun 5th, 2019|Categories: News, The Moynihan Letters|Tags: , , , , |

Card Parolin meets with Russian President Putin

Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin yesterday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the presidential residence in Sochi. According to a statement from the Holy See Press Office the meeting lasted for about an hour and was held in a positive, friendly, and respectful atmosphere with an open exchange of views on various themes [...]

Letter #21, 2015: A Special Invitation

A Personal Invitation from Dr. Robert Moynihan: Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has asked to be received in audience by Pope Francis in two days, on Wednesday, June 10, and Pope Francis has agreed to the meeting. What is the purpose of this unexpected encounter? No information has yet been made public, but we know that it [...]

Francis: "I entrust to Our Lady the situation in Ukraine"

Pope Francis appealed for peace in Ukraine on May 4, a Sunday. Speaking to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the midday Regina Coeli prayer (which replaces the Angelus at Eastertide), the Holy Father said, “I would like to invite you to entrust to Our Lady the situation in Ukraine, where tensions continue unabated.” The Holy [...]

Pope Francis Welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin

Monday, November 25, 2013: Moscow visits Rome. Pope Francis and Putin have an historic and private meeting at the Vatican for the first time. Pope Francis and Vladimir VladimirovičPutin during an audience in the Pope’s private library in the Apostolic Palace on November 25 (Galazka photo). On Monday afternoon, November 25, in Rome, Pope [...]

By |2013-12-13T23:49:37-04:00Dec 13th, 2013|Categories: Pope|Tags: , , |