Archbishop Paul Gallagher

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Pope Francis "stubbornly believes in peace": Vatican Diplomat

Jul 18, 2023

Veteran Vatican diplomat Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher last week defended what he described as Pope Francis’ “strong and courageous” push for peace in Ukraine in the face of criticism from some who have said the Holy Father should take a harder line against Russia as the aggressor in the conflict.

Young people from around the world held hands in St. Peter's Square during the #NotAlone human fraternity event June 10, 2023. | Vatican Media

UN Security Council Discusses Pope Francis and Imam’s Human Fraternity Proposal

Jun 15, 2023

The U.N. Security Council convened a high-level briefing on Wednesday to discuss the role of “human fraternity” in promoting peace, inspired by the fraternity declaration co-authored by Pope Francis and a leading Sunni imam.

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher. | Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Vatican-China Deal "not the best deal possible," Top Holy See Diplomat Says

Mar 14, 2023

The Vatican’s foreign minister has said that the Vatican-China deal was “not the best deal possible” and that negotiations are underway to make the deal “work better.”