- Jan 16, 2021
Yesterday U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Callista Gingrich made her farewell visit to Pope Francis, marking the end of her term – and also cementing her case as the COAT, meaning the American envoy to the Vatican who faced the most vexing all-time challenge.
The crisis facing many countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic requires a united global response that shuns nationalistic interests and creates long-lasting solutions, said Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations.
The most obvious conclusion is that the Vatican, in effect, made a deal with the devil: Allow Kondrusiewicz to return, and we’ll take his job away so that he has no official standing to challenge you anymore.
The last governor of Hong Kong criticized the Vatican’s agreement with China on the appointment of bishops and said Pope Francis has been “exceptionally badly advised” in concluding the pact.
“When you look at the foreign policy priority of the Biden administration and that of the Papacy of Pope Francis there’s just tremendous overlap between priorities,” said Shaun Casey, Director of the Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
Today, more than ever, an increasingly globalized world urgently demands sincere and respectful dialogue and cooperation, Pope Francis told diplomats.