United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
September 23, 2022
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Holy See Secretary of State His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today with Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin of the Holy See. The two discussed Russia’s unjustified invasion of Ukraine, the critical importance of ensuring food security globally, and the imperative of protecting vulnerable and marginalized people, especially in Ethiopia, Haiti, Lebanon, and South Sudan.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield thanked Cardinal Parolin for the Holy See’s leadership in recognizing Ukraine’s right to self-defense and highlighting atrocities resulting from Russia’s war of choice, and for the Holy See’s support for Ukrainian refugees across Europe.