Meeting Between Biden And Cardinal Zuppi

White House Refers to Topics Covered Between President Biden and Cardinal Zuppi, Pope’s Envoy to the United States on Special Mission

The meeting between the Italian cardinal and the president of the United States would have lasted 2 hours.

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Enrique Villegas

(ZENIT News / Washington, 07.19.2023).- Cardinal Matteo Zuppi Pope Francis’ envoy for the peace mission in Ukraine, was received by President Joe Biden in the White House on Tuesday, July 18.

According to a White House press  release,President Biden shared his wishes for Pope Francis’s continued ministry and global leadership and welcomed the recent nomination of a U.S. Archbishop as Cardinal.  They also discussed the Holy See’s efforts providing humanitarian aid to address the widespread suffering caused by Russia’s continuing aggression in Ukraine, as well as the Vatican’s advocacy for the return of forcibly deported Ukrainian children.”

Cardinal Zuppi’s visit to President Biden is part of the mission to promote peace in Ukraine. Its objective is to exchange ideas and opinions on the tragic situation and to support humanitarian initiatives to alleviate the suffering of the most affected and fragile people, especially the children,” according to a press release issued by the Holy See Press Office, days before the Vatican Delegation’s departure.

The meeting between the Italian Cardinal and the U.S. President lasted some two hours.  

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