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  • Unique Vatican brand of diplomacy packs a real punch

    More than once, people have questioned the need for the Vatican to have such a sovereign standing. Yet arguments in favor of the Vatican’s unique status are also abundant, including its track record for making a difference: Both the United States and Cuba credited Pope Francis and the Vatican’s diplomacy with helping broker a December 2014 deal to restore relations.

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  • Pope Francis signals immigration a top political priority in 2016

    Pope Francis signals immigration a top political priority in 2016

    ROME — Pope Francis signaled Monday that Europe’s refugee crisis will be a top political and diplomatic priority for the Vatican in 2016, using an annual speech to diplomats accredited to the Vatican to urge “assistance and acceptance” for massive waves of migrants arriving today on the Old Continent. He

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