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The Holy See maintains diplomatic relations with 180 states. Among those are countries that do not have diplomatic relations with each other. Iran is one of those cases. Both Canada and the US do not currently have formal diplomatic relations with Iran. The Holy See, however, has maintained diplomatic relations with all three of these ...read more
Pope Francis delivered an address to the Corps of Diplomats Accredited to the Holy See on Monday morning, during the course of his traditional exchange of New Year’s greetings with the diplomats at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. Below, please find the full text of the official English translation of the Holy Father’s prepared ...read more
In this special edition of Inside the Synod, Sebastian Gomes speaks with longtime Vatican journalist Gerard O’Connell about his impressions of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. ...read more
When one thinks of the Holy See, they instinctively turn their gaze to the Vatican, the epicenter of power in the Catholic Church. It is from there that we hear the voices of popes, prefects and other officials, who pronounce the message of the Church. However this is not the only place where the Holy ...read more
Last week Pope Francis and the Vatican played host to one of the single most influential people on the planet in Vladimir Putin. Love or hate the man, his effect on international affairs is unparalleled. This is probably why the Vatican quickly adjusted Francis’ schedule upon receiving the 11th hour request for a meeting with ...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