- Oct 25, 2020
With the Vatican expected to renew its provisional agreement with China on the appointment of bishops later this month, Taiwan has been conspicuously silent from the conversation.
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 a rare move, Pope Francis’s representative in Syria met on Thursday with the ambassadors accredited to the Vatican, in an attempt to raise awareness on the impact of the eight-year-long civil war in the country.
Seven women who recently turned in résumés at the Vatican embassy to France for ecclesial jobs open only to men were shocked not only when they got a response, but were offered one-on-one private meetings with Vatican’s nuncio to the country, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, who they described as welcoming, open-minded, and an attentive listener.
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.
“We tried to argue that it was in the interests of everybody, church and state, that he be allowed to return to the country,” said British Archbishop Paul Gallagher. “They do not share that opinion, and I’m not overly optimistic that they’re going to move on that one.”