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  On Friday, January 16, Pope Francis me with the Authorities and Diplomatic Corps of Manila in Malacañang Palace. Below you will the full text of his address: Dear Colleagues and Friends, Address of His Holiness Pope Francis Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps Manila, Malacañang Palace January 16, 2015 Ladies and Gentlemen, I thank ...read more
Before departing for Sri Lanka on Monday, Pope Francis delivered his annual address to the diplomatic corps, providing an occasion for reflection on the matter of politics and the Church and more specifically—in light of the recent revelation of Vatican involvement in the easing of USA-Cuba relations—on the Catholic Church’s role in global politics. 2014 ...read more
This morning at 10:30 in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican, Pope Francis delivered this address to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See. It is the traditional address of the Holy Father at the beginning of each New Year. Following some introductory words by the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, His ...read more
Below please find the full text of the Holy Father’s address to the Diplomatic Corps: Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Heartfelt thanks to your Dean, Ambassador Jean-Claude Michel, for the kind words that he has addressed to me in the name of everyone present. It gives me joy to welcome you for this exchange of ...read more
Unofficially, it’s called the “state of the world” address. Officially, it’s Pope Benedict XVI’s annual talk to the diplomatic corps. And representatives from the 178 states that have diplomatic ties to the Holy See gathered this morning at the Vatican for the address. Religious freedom was the key issue that the Holy Father discussed. He ...read more