- Sep 18, 2020
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, met with the U.S. and Israeli ambassadors to the Vatican to express concern that “possible unilateral actions” on their part would further jeopardize peace in the region.
U.S. officials mark the 7th anniversary of Pope Francis’ election.
The Vatican and the U.S. will co-host a summit on religious freedom.
At an event sponsored by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, the contribution of nuns to the fight against human trafficking and resolving conflicts was highlighted.
Sister Maria Elena Berini, a Catholic nun from Italy works in CAR with those displaced by the war and remains hopeful for peace within the region.
Newly-appointed American Ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich, presented her letters of credential to Pope Francis in a meeting Friday morning, officially marking the beginning of her duties.