- Jan 19, 2021
A day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism” Bishop David Malloy of Rockford expressed his “profound disagreement” with the decision.
Nigeria’s designation as a “country of particular concern” for religious freedom by the U.S. State department is a “very good thing,” according to a leading human rights charity.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the Istanbul-based spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians on Tuesday during a short trip to Turkey that raised the ire of Turkish officials and included no meetings with any of them.
Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said there is no connection between the timing of the return of Australian Cardinal George Pell to Rome and the recent resignation of Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who are known rivals in the bid to reform the finances of the Holy See.
Watching US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the Vatican this week play out, it seems possible that some of the obvious testiness over China is because both sides are making flawed assumptions about the other.
Top Vatican and U.S. officials Wednesday urged actors at every level of society to protect and defend religious freedom, whether it be physical violence, or subtle forms of ideological colonization carried out under the guise of tolerance.