- Feb 26, 2020
After Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland placed the right to abortion as “the core” of Canadian foreign policy in a speech, the president of the Canadian Bishops’ Conference questioned whether it was appropriate knowing that the subject is contentious “both within and beyond Canada’s borders.”
Kerry said understanding the importance of faith is essential in diplomacy and working with religious leaders can help solve complex problems in foreign countries.
ROME — Francis’ papacy now has spanned parts of four years, and each of the first three brought a signature diplomatic breakthrough: helping prevent an anti-Assad Western offensive in Syria in 2013, restoring US/Cuba relations in 2014, and providing moral support for the Paris climate change accord in 2015. On
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.
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