Category Archives: Holy See diplomacy

Pope to ambassadors: Peace is built on culture of mercy

[What follows is full text of Pope Francis’s speech today to ambassadors accredited to the Holy See. The annual address is considered the most important foreign-policy address by the pope, and offers a state-of-the-world diagnosis. Although his strong words against … Continue reading

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Francis calls for Europe to preserve its values by welcoming migrants

[Austen Ivereigh] The arrival of unprecedented numbers of refugees fleeing poverty and violence is testing its postwar settlement, but Europe must guard against losing the values and principles the world rightly looks to, Pope Francis said this morning in his annual speech to diplomats. Addressing … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to diplomatic corps outlines steps to counter a throwaway culture

Pope Francis yesterday delivered an address to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See, as is the pope’s custom at the beginning of each New Year. It provides a snapshot of the Vatican’s view of the state of the world, and … Continue reading

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