“Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, ended his official trip to Russia on Aug. 24. …The visit was the first by a senior Vatican figure since Parolin’s predecessor, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, travelled to Moscow in 1999, and the first on such a scale since Cardinal Agostino Casaroli’s in 1990. It included talks with Patriarch Kirill, head of Russia’s predominant Orthodox Church, and with President Vladimir Putin, and was accompanied by mutual pledges to build on links forged by the patriarch’s historic February 2016 meeting with the pope in Cuba.
As in early days the church is building a position for herself until it can dictate terms in it’s own right. It is the Vatican’s intent to win Russia to the ‘immaculate heart of Mary’ following fatima and Pope John Paul’s vision for the country and for the world. The fatima messages interpreted Russian as the biggest threat to global peace. But it’s in fact the one who sent the message who is the biggest threat to humanity.