The newly accredited ambassadors to the Holy See came from Singapore, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Algeria, Sri Lanka, Barbados, Sweden, Finland, and Nepal.
The work of diplomats, said Pope Francis, is of “paramount importance” when it comes to the creation of a global consensus that can effectively respond to the challenges of humanity.
“For its part, the Holy See, through its diplomatic representations, and its activity within the international community, supports every effort to build a world in which the human person is at the center, finance is at the service of an integral development, and the earth, our common home, is protected and cared for,” he said.
“Through her works of education, charity, and healthcare worldwide, the Church seeks to advance the integral development of individuals and peoples, and in this way contribute to the cause of peace.”
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