Vatican Diplomacy

Thumbnail dr riah al malki signing the comprehensive agreement between the state of palestine and the holy see on june 26 2015 in vatican city credit   losservatore romano cna 6 26 15 A hope for peace: Vatican, Palestine sign treaty protecting religious liberty

The comprehensive agreement signed on Friday by the Holy See and the State of Palestine may serve the twofold goal of stimulating peace in the...

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Thumbnail children in the church of st josef in ankawa erbil in iraq credit aid to the church in need cna 8 19 14 Apostolic nuncios to Middle East will discuss aid, response to terrorists

Pope Francis and Vatican officials are due to meet this week with the nuncios to seven Middle Eastern nations to discuss responses to the Islamic...

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Thumbnail the pacis nuntius document with which bl paul vi proclaimed st benedict patron of europe oct 25 2014 credit andrea gagliarducci cna cna 10 27 14 Cardinal Parolin: Without its Christian roots, Europe won't help the world

The European Union could be significant and helpful in solving crises around the world, but its common effort should lie in its Christians roots...

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Thumbnail prince of wales charles george and the duchess of cornwall camila visit the holy see on april 4 2017 courtesy of the holy see press office 1 cna Charles and Camilla meet Pope Francis, tour Vatican archives

Vatican City, Apr 4, 2017 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, met Pope Francis...

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Thumbnail pilgrims from china gathered in st peters square before the wednesday general audience on april 22 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 4 22 15 China consecrates first new bishop in three years

In mainland China's first episcopal consecration since 2012, a priest was consecrated a bishop in the cathedral of Anyang on Tuesday. His...

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Thumbnail woman credit unsplash cna Empower women and you empower the world, Vatican tells UN

If diplomacy and policy-making are to be successful, all women – including those who are often left out of the conversation – must have a voice in...

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Thumbnail dalai lama in berlin on may 19 2008 credit jan michael ihl via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 12 14 Francis lauds Nobel Peace laureates, declines to meet with Dalai Lama

Following the reception of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by two south Asians this week, Pope Francis has praised Nobel laureates' efforts for peace...

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Thumbnail pope francis addresses interreligious faith leaders in colombo sri lanka jan 13 2015 credit ewtn cna 1 13 15 1 'Genuine religious faith' is a force against terrorist savagery, Holy See tells UN

The papal nuncio to the United Nations on Wednesday stressed the religious rejection of the “utter savagery” of terrorism and violence. “Genuine...

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Thumbnail pilgrims gather in havana cuba for mass during pope benedict xvis visit in march 2012 credit michelle bauman cna cna 4 19 12 1 'Given the new situation, a papal trip to Cuba would be hoped for'

Following the Vatican-brokered restoration of relations between the US and Cuba, a visit of Pope Francis to the island should be “expected and...

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Thumbnail msgr peter bryan wells cna High-ranking American in Vatican 'humbled' by appointment as nuncio

On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Bryan Wells, the highest ranking American in the Vatican Secretariat of...

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Thumbnail a view of st peters basilica 1 and vatican city flag from the roof of a nearby building on june 5 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 6 5 15 Holy See and Benin sign agreement on Church’s legal status

Cotonou, Benin, Oct 22, 2016 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See and the Republic of Benin have signed an agreement formally recognizing the...

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Thumbnail vatican city flag 3 waving over st peters square in vatican city on may 28 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 5 28 15 Holy See expresses cautious support for UN development goals

The Holy See on Tuesday expressed its “strong support” for the 2030 United Nations development agenda, but added it has “firm reservations” about...

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Thumbnail a view of st peters basilica 1 and vatican city flag from the roof of a nearby building on june 5 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 6 5 15 Holy See signs agreement with Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Feb 5, 2017 / 07:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday...

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Thumbnail mons segundo tejado munoz under secretary of pontificio consiglio cor unum with refugee children iraq on march 28 2015 credit daniel ibanez cna 3 31 15 How the Holy See is using diplomacy to aid Christians in the Middle East

In the face of increased persecution of Christians in the Middle East, the Holy See's diplomatic arm is developing a strategy to shed light on...

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Thumbnail celtic cross on the hill at cashel tipperary ireland credit tom haymes cc by nc sa 20 cna us catholic news 8 9 12 Ireland's invite to Pope could signal defrosting relations

After years of tension, news that Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has invited Pope Francis to visit the country may be a sign that relations...

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Thumbnail pope francis credit stephen driscoll cna donald trump credit tinseltown via wwwshutterstockcom cna Is a meeting between Pope Francis and Donald Trump on the horizon?

Vatican City, Feb 7, 2017 / 12:55 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis could meet with President Donald Trump at the end of May. The British newspaper The...

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Thumbnail flags of china and vatican city credit freshstock shutterstock cna Is a Vatican-China agreement close? What could happen.

Vatican City, Feb 15, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Hopes are on the rise for an agreement between the Vatican and China on the appointment of...

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Thumbnail flag of vietnam credit little ram via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 9 12 14 1 Meeting of Pope Francis, Vietnamese minister a key step in restoring ties

Pope Francis met with Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung Saturday morning, which is a move seen as a important step in strengthening ties...

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