The Polish Foreign Ministry unofficially acknowledges that the position of the Holy See contradicts the position of the Polish state.
The Polish Foreign Ministry is “concerned” by the Pope’s statements about the war in Ukraine.
This was reported by RMF FM with reference to diplomatic sources.
The ministry has no plans to take further action, but the Vatican embassy should be even more involved in telling the truth about the russian invasion.
Diplomats were disgusted and surprised by the Pope’s last words about the war.
Until now, Francis has had problems directly identifying the aggressor, but in a recent interview with the Italian press, he explicitly stated that NATO could “provoke” Moscow to attack Ukraine.
Francis also ruled out a visit to Kyiv, but said he would be happy to talk to putin in the Kremlin.
The Polish Foreign Ministry unofficially acknowledges that the position of the Holy See contradicts the position of the Polish state, writes RMF FM.
Diplomats try not to pay much attention to the Pope’s statements. They argue that the dogma of the Pope’s infallibility concerns only matters of faith and not foreign policy. However, the Polish mission in the Vatican must work even harder to provide reliable information about the war in Ukraine.
In April, Pope Francis hinted in an interview with a Vatican newspaper that Europe treated Ukrainian refugees forced to flee russian aggression better, seeing it as racism.
Pope and the war in Ukraine
The Vatican, with the participation of Francis, held a “procession” of russian and Ukrainian women, contrary to Ukraine’s calls not to do so.
The Catholic Church, in turn, considered it a “reconciliation of enemies” and critics called the action a “farce” and an attempt to reconcile Pontius Pilate with Jesus Christ.
Prior to that, Francis condemned the atrocities of russian soldiers in Bucha. The Ukrainian flag was handed over to the pontiff.
The pope also called on putin, calling him “a powerful man steeped in anachronistic statements about nationalist interests, provoking and inciting conflict”.