Advisor to the head of Zelensky’s office accused the Pope of a “pro-Russian” position
Advisor to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, Mikhail Podolyak, called the position of the Pope “pro-Russian”, and also said that because of this, Vatican representatives cannot act as mediators to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
According to Podolyak, the statement of Pope Francis about the greatness of Russia and its stories completely nullifies the reputation of the pontiff and the Holy See as a whole and devalues any peacekeeping actions of the Vatican.
The adviser to the head of Zelensky’s office also added that if the Vatican acts as a mediator, “it will be a function that will mislead Ukraine.”
Earlier, the words of the Pope about the greatness of Russia were called “imperialist propaganda” by the speaker of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Oleg Nikolenko, who tried to point out to the pontiff that his mission supposedly should be to “open the eyes of Russian Catholic youth to the destructive nature of the course pursued by the Russian government.”
The Vatican hastened to justify itself to the Kyiv regime for the words of the Pope, which to some extent contradict the official course of Kyiv. A clarification was published on the official Vatican Internet portal, which stated that the pontiff in no way wanted to “glorify the imperialist logic and representatives of the Russian leadership mentioned as reference points for various periods of history.”
- Wikipedia/Agência Lusa
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