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The principles of humanity must not be lost

In his speech to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis dedicated the most significant passages to “the grave crisis of migration ...

The culture of encounter is possible

The “tragic slayings” which took place last Wednesday in Paris is a “tragic consequence” of a culture which rejects the other and “severs the deepest ...

An irreplaceable witness

“It should be noted here that one of the results of the exhaustion of temporal power due to the Lateran Pacts is to significantly increase ...

The royal road

There is no other way: the royal road to peace must be that “of diplomacy and dialogue”. Benedict XV previously affirmed this during World War ...

The value of the unseen

Pope Francis expressed sentiments of gratitude and appreciation to diplomatic personnel from the Republic of Italy and the Italian Embassy to the Holy See for ...

The diplomatic corps called to the Vatican

In preparation for the day of fasting and prayer for peace and the vigil on Saturday with the Pope in St Peter's Square, the Secretary ...

The Pope's embrace of the world

A meeting that “somehow seeks to express the Pope’s embrace of the world”: with these words the Holy Father described the spirit of the Audience ...

The bearing walls of a free society

A strong call to the “grave responsibility to work for peace” which is especially incumbent upon civil and political authorities. This was the core of ...

Young people need truth

It is once again the educational emergency that worries the Pope. He therefore placed it among the main challenges we must face in our epoch. ...

To start out afresh Europe must recover its Christian and human values

From the address given by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States, to the Ambassadors of the member countries of the European Union that ...

Social policies in response to poverty and insecurity

The world economic crisis continues to create poverty, to increase insecurity and exclusion and to feed people a sense of frustration and injustice that “can ...

Words never said

The following is our translation of almost all of an article posted on the website of the British daily, “The Guardian”. On Monday, Pope Benedict ...

Respect for life and religious freedom

In the face of a “profound disquiet” generated by economic, political and social crises which has affected the world, it is necessary to “resolutely rediscover ...

Alongside the international community

Benedict XVI is frequently reproached for scant attention and scarce sensitivity to international scenarios and problems, but nothing is further from reality. Moreover his Discourse ...

The logic of power breaks up society

Globalization and interdependence are not, “a threat, but an advantage,” if men and women understand that, “they have a common destiny,” said the Pope to ...

Sexual discrimination a serious crime against humanity

On Monday, 7 November, H.E. Mr Reinhard Schweppe, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to ...

Teaching of religion does not hurt the secular nature of the State

“Teaching of a particular religion in State schools…does not only not prejudice the secularism of the State, it guarantees parents’ rights to chose the education ...

The Church promotes natural justice

On Friday, 21 October, the Holy Father received H.E. Mr Joseph Weterings, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Holy See, for the ...

Cooperation and solidarity

The following are excerpts of the address of the Ambassador H.E. Mr Joseph Weterings to Benedict XVI. Your Holiness, It is with mixed feelings that ...

Policies for equality

Your Excellency, I am pleased to welcome you and to accept the Letters accrediting you as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of ...

Our common goals

The following is Ambassador Nigel Baker's address to the Holy Father, which he gave at the presentation of his Letters of Credence on Friday morning, ...

Human ecology is an imperative need

It is necessary to adopt lifestyles respectful of the environment and to support research in and the use of forms of energy that safeguard creation ...

The Country can help the EU rediscover what it denies

On Thursday, 9 June, H.E. Mr Stefan Gorda the Ambassador of Moldova to the Holy See presented his Letters of Credence in the Clementine Hall ...

The eradication of poverty and the increase of justice

On Thursday, 9 June, H.E. Mr Narciso Ntugu Abeso Oyana, Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea presented his Letters of Credence. The following is a translation of ...

An example of freedom of religion and worship

On Thursday, 9 June, Mr Henry Llewellyn Lawrence, Ambassador of Belize to the Holy See, presented his credentials to the Holy Father. The following is ...

The urgent need of true reform in political and social life

Monsieur l’Ambassadeur, C’est avec plaisir que je vous accueille ce matin au moment où vous présentez les Lettres qui vous accréditent en qualité d'Ambassadeur extraordinaire ...

Progress in the sign of freedom and justice

On Wednesday morning, 9 June, Benedict XVI received H.E. Ms Geneviève D. Tsegah, Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the Holy See for the ...

For models of development that reflect a truly humane ecology

On Thursday morning, H.E. George Robert Furness Troup Ambassador of New Zealand to the Holy See presented his Letters of Credence to the Holy Father. ...

L'hommage au Saint-Père de l'ambassadeur de Moldavie

Très Saint-Père, J'ai l'immense honneur de Vous adresser un message en Votre qualité de Chef d'Etat et tout aussi comme lideur spirituel largement reconnu dans ...

Discurso del embajador de Guinea Ecuatorial a Benedicto XVI

A Su Santidad el Papa Benedito XVI: Tengo el alto honor de presentar a Su Santidad las Cartas Credenciales que me acreditan como Embajador Extraordinario ...

The Ambassador of Belize's discourse to the Holy Father

Your Holiness, I bring warm greetings from the people and Government of Belize and cordial greetings from our Governor General, Sir Colville Young and our ...

Discurso del embajador de Siria al Papa

Su Santidad el venerable Papa Benedicto XVI Es un honor para mi, presentar a Su Santidad, mis cartas credenciales como Embajador Extraordinario y Plenipotenciario de ...

The Ambassador of Ghana's discourse to the Holy Father

Your Holiness, I have the honour and privilege to present to you the Letters by which His Exellency, Professor John Evans Atta-Mills, President of the ...

The Ambassador of New Zealand's discourse to the Holy Father

Your Holiness, It is a great honour for me to present to you the letter accrediting me as New Zealand's Ambassador to the Holy See. ...

The Church keeps watch over the right to life and the rights of the family

On Saturday, 16 April, H.E. Mrs María Jesús Figa López-Palop, Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See, presented her Letters of Credence to the Holy ...

The Christian foundations of the common European home

On Thursday, 3 February, H.E. Mr Alfons M. Kloss, Ambassador of Austria to the Holy See, presented his Credentials to the Holy Father. The following ...

Religious freedom for all

The right to religious freedom is the “first of human rights”, Benedict XVI recalled to the Members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy ...

The policy of the Church

The Pope explained to the ambassadors accredited to the Holy See — one of the most representative Diplomatic Corps in the world — the role ...

Distinction and collaboration

On Friday, 17 December 2010, H.E. Mr Francesco Maria Greco, the new Ambassador of Italy to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to ...

For a harmonious human coexistence

On Thursday, 16 December, in the Clementine Hall the Holy Father received five new Ambassadors to the Holy See for the presentation of their Letters ...

The defence of peace  passes through protection of the environment

On Friday, 3 December, H.E. Mr Fernando Felipe Sánchez Campos, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to the ...

Europe would no longer be Europe  if marriage disappeared

On Thursday morning, 2 December, H.E. Mr Gábor Győriványi, Ambassador of Hungary to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to the Holy Father. ...

War does not resolve conflict

On Saturday morning, 27 November, H.E. Mr Hidekazu Yamaguchi, Ambassador of Japan to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to the Holy Father. ...

Protection of the family for a true social justice

On Friday, 22 October, H.E. Mr Luis Dositeo Latorre Tapia, Ambassador of Ecuador, presented his Letters of Credence to the Holy Father. The following is ...

Fundamental Christian values essential for the unity of the country

On Friday, 22 October, H.E. Mrs Maja Marija Lovrenčič Svetek, Ambassador of Slovenia to the Holy See, presented her Letters of Credence to the Holy ...

The benefits of collaboration between the Church and the civil authorities

On Friday, 22 October, H.E. Mr Manuel Tomás Fernandes Pereira, Ambassador of Portugal, presented his Letters of Credence to the Holy Father. The following is ...

Necessary renewal of ethical foundations of the economy

On Thursday morning, 21 October, His Holiness Benedict XVI received H.E. Mr Thomas Han Hong-soon, Ambassador of the Republic Korea to the Holy See, for ...

Making good use of freedom after the inherited injustices of the past

On Thursday morning, 21 October, H.E. Mr Bogdan Tătaru-Cazaban, the new Ambassador of Romania to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to the ...

Eradication of poverty, the drug trade and corruption

On Monday, 18 October, H.E. Mr César Mauricio Velásquez Ossa, Ambassador of Colombia, presented his Credentials to the Holy Father in his Private Library. The ...

The peace process is strengthened everyday

On Monday, 18 October, H.E. Mr Manuel Roberto López Barrera, Ambassador of El Salvador presented his Letters of Credence to the Holy Father. The following ...

Muslims and Christians  together for peace and reconciliation

On Friday, 2 July, H.E. Mr Habbeb Mohammed Hadi Ali Al-Sadr, Ambassador of Iraq to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to the ...

Brotherhood and justice for social balance

On Friday, 28 May, H.E. Mr C. Théodore Loko, the new Ambassador of Benin to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to the ...

Freedom of worship brings social harmony

On Thursday, 20 May, Mrs Hissa Abdulla Ahmed Al-Otaiba, first Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, presented her Letters of Credence to the Holy Father. ...

Religion and culture  for cooperation between peoples

On Thursday, 20 May, Mr Lnvsantseren Orgil, Ambassador of Mongolia, presented his Letters of Credence to the Holy Father. The following is the Pope's Address ...

How to repair the social fabric of a country still at war

On Thursday, 29 April, H.E. Mr Jean-Pierre Hamuli Mupenda, new Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Holy See, presented his Letters ...

Seeking the true good  of the Country

On Saturday, 24 April, H.E. Mr Charles Ghislain, Ambassador of Belgium to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to the Holy Father. The ...

Justice and forgiveness pillars of peace

On Thursday, 22 April, H.E. Mr Gjoko Gjorgjevski, Ambassador of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence ...

No impunity for violators of human rights

On Saturday, 6 February, H.E. Mr Alfonso Roberto Matta Fahsen, Ambassador of Guatemala to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to the Holy ...

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