- Mar 29, 2020
A United Nations report addressing gender-based violence and discrimination connected to religious beliefs “is now attacking the very reality it is called to defend,” a Vatican representative told a U.N. meeting in Geneva.
The Holy See is working through nongovernmental channels to bring U.S. and Russian negotiators together to discuss new reductions in the countries’ nuclear weapons arsenals, an official with the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development said during a visit to The Catholic University of America.
Pope Francis managed an airborne diplomatic dance by sending telegrams of greetings to the leaders of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as he flew through their airspace on his way from Thailand to Japan.
Being the lone state in Europe to still recognize Taiwan leaves the Vatican with exactly one thing China wants — which may just afford Rome the only leverage it’s likely to get.
Pope Francis named a U.S. archbishop serving as a nuncio to head the Vatican diplomatic academy.
Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, head of the Vatican’s permanent observer mission to the United Nations, called for the U.N. to uphold the dignity of women, and also to safeguard the “inherent dignity and inalienable rights” of the human person when dealing with financial issues before the international body.