Ukraine: skepticism about Vatican peace efforts

Newly minted papal peace envoy on the ground in Kyiv, local Catholics predict Cardinal Matteo Zuppi may find it hard to convince Ukrainians he understands the nature of the conflict, let alone secure their buy-in for his efforts for a cease-fire. Ongoing Ukrainian disappointment with the Holy See’s gestures and Francis’ words is reflected in plummeting levels of trust in the pope: from 45 percent before the invasion to 3.2 percent last month.