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Holy See diplomacy

Pope Francis meeting his diplomatic representatives in the Vatican, Sept. 9, 2022. Vatican Media

Pope Francis Shares His Concern about Nuclear War Risks in Meeting with Vatican Diplomats

Sep 8, 2022

The pope spoke to almost 100 apostolic nuncios and permanent observers of the Holy See who are meeting in Rome this week. 

Pope Francis meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Vatican on May 29, 2017. © L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis in Canada: A Papal Pilgrimage for Healing and Reconciliation

Jul 23, 2022

The 37th Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis, which will take him to Canada from July 24-30, is a "penitential pilgrimage” that may also help to heal and reconcile another relationship.

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See St Charles de Foucauld as Model of Holiness: Pope Francis to Future Vatican Diplomats

Jun 9, 2022

The pope was speaking to members of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.

Pope Francis meets with diplomats accredited to the Holy See at the Vatican’s Hall of Blessings, Jan. 10, 2022. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Laments "cancel culture" in Annual Address to Diplomats

Jan 10, 2022

The pope was giving his annual “state of the world” address.

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City Flag./ Bohumil Petrik / CNA

World Health Organization Grants Holy See Permanent Observer Status

Jun 1, 2021

The Holy See has been granted permanent observer status to the World Health Organization following resolution adopted by consensus on May 31.

Pope Francis meets with the diplomatic corps Jan. 8, 2018. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis to Diplomats: Polarization Hurts the Poor

Jan 9, 2020

In his annual address to diplomats Thursday, Pope Francis stressed that solidarity is needed in 2020 to overcome polarization for the sake of the poor, who suffer when the common good is disregarded.