- Dec 3, 2020
Italian-born Cardinal-designate Silvano Tomasi describes himself as “one of those 40 million Americans who were born outside the United States, but at the same time are part of the makeup of the country.”
People on the move — refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants and victims of human smuggling — are “some of the world’s most vulnerable people,” said Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, who heads the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations.
Protecting “our common home for present and future generations is one of the most urgent demands of our time,” Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations, said Oct. 13.
In an Oct. 7 address to the United Nations’ Economic and Financial Committee, Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Vatican’s newly appointed nuncio, took note of the many economic inequities made worse by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Vatican doubled down Saturday on its intent to pursue continued dialogue with China over bishop nominations, defending a deal it did with the Chinese government in 2018 as necessary to the life of the Catholic Church there, over strong U.S. objections.
Vatican Secretary of State Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said he was surprised when his U.S. counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, published an article criticizing Pope Francis for his position on China, saying it wasn’t the right venue for the discussion to take place.