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Ken Craycraft
Niall Gooch
Leticia Ochoa Adams
Alexandra DeSanctis
Christopher Altieri
Vatican diplomacy
February 08, 2021
Pope Francis has appealed for universal healthcare before – the social doctrine of the Catholic Church considers access to basic care a right – but the venue in which he renewed his appeal on Monday was a high profile one: the corps of diplomats accredited to the Holy See.
February 03, 2021
US President Joe Biden may be Catholic, but he is pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, and pro-transgender rights, putting him at odds with the U.S. bishops, who have set up a task force for dealing with the new president -- and questions have been raised about how a meeting between Pope Francis and Biden might play out – and whether the pontiff will take a hard line with the president on life issues.
February 01, 2021
“I ask myself if it is necessary to go so far as [to make] a law,” said Cardinal Parolin in response to a direct question from his interviewer.
January 09, 2021
In an interview with Vatican News, Archbishop Nugent discussed his experience in Haiti and the significance of his new assignment, especially insofar as the Pope's commitment to interreligious dialogue is concerned.
December 24, 2020
“The Apostolic Nunciature express its gratitude to the State Authorities of Belarus for responding positively to Pope Francis' request to return Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord with the faithful of which he is pastor,” the nunciature in Belarus stated Dec. 22.
December 17, 2020
The archbishop was first accused in early 2019 of inappropriately touching a staffer at a Jan. 17, 2019, reception for the New Year address of Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo.
November 27, 2020
“[W]hen human dignity is protected," said the diplomat, " men and women are at liberty to devote themselves with an unhindered conscience to seek the Truth.”
November 02, 2020
The clarifications explain that the pope’s comments do not pertain to Catholic doctrine regarding the nature of marriage as a union between one man and one woman, but to provisions of civil law.