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Diplomazia

 

Peace in Syria and the Middle East

On Monday afternoon, 25 November, His Holiness Pope Francis received the President of the Russian Federation, H. E. Mr Vladimir Putin, who then met with ...

Tests of understanding

"I ask President Abu Mazen to come here to the Knesset and to recognise relationship between the Jews and the land of Israel". With these ...

Simplicity and friendship

There are different ways of interpreting Pope Francis’ visit to the President of the Italian Republic at the Quirinal Palace, but two words suffice to ...

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 ...

In life and in history

There are various innovations in President Giorgio Napolitano’s visit to the Pope: for the first time the Vatican welcomed a re-elected Italian Head of State; ...

Unity is superior to conflict

Yesterday afternoon, 24 April, at around 6:00 p.m. Pope Francis telephoned Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. The Pontiff thanked him for his telegram of good wishes ...

Pope Francis receives the President of Argentina

Pope Francis received in a private Audience in the late morning of Monday, 18 March, at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, H.E. Ms Cristina Fernández de ...

An act of extraordinary historic and human significance

I renew to Benedict XVI — in the concluding moment of his mandate — the grateful and affectionate greeting of Italians. I felt and feel ...

The Pope meets with the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano

On the morning of Saturday, 23 February, at 11:30 a.m., Benedict XVI received in audience the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, accompanied by ...

The mission of nuncios not become routine

“Like any other form of priestly ministry” that excercised by Holy See diplomats can become a “sort of habit, a superficial compliance with the everyday ...

The strength of the relationship between the United Kingdom and the Holy See

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester took part today, 1 December, Feast of the English Martyrs, in the commemoration of the 650th anniversary of the ...

The Holy See and Her Majesty’s Government

1. On 14-15 February 2012 the Secretary for the Holy See’s Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, hosted talks between the Holy See and a ...

Who is afraid of religion?

On Tuesday, 14 February, Baroness Warsi Head of the United Kingdom’s Delegation addressed the members of the Holy See, on the subject of the place ...

Joint Communiqué on the bilateral meeting between the Holy See and the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Following to the resumption of the bilateral negotiations between the Holy See and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), an official meeting took place at the ...

Bilateral permanent working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel

“The Bilateral Permanent Working Commission between the Holy See and the State of Israel met today 26 January 2012 at the Plenary level, hosted by ...

The Pope receives the Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

On Saturday morning, 14 January, Benedict XVI received Mr Mario Monti, Senator and Prime Minister of the Italian Republic. The informal meeting that took place ...

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 ...

A Christian's duty

On Sunday 19 September, Sweden and the world commemorated the 50th anniversary of the death of Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of the United Nations 1953-1961, in ...

Safeguarding Christians against every discrimination

The following is the statement given by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States, given on 12 September at an OSCE ( Organization for ...

A rare meeting

Yesterday at the United Nations, a rare and delicate meeting began between the United States and North Korea, exactly 58 years after the signing of ...

Sixty years of friendship

On 14 April, Archbishop Dominque Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States, celebrated the 60th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with the Republic of the Philippines at ...

A natural outlet for national identity

The Unification of Italy 150 years ago was not “an artificial political construction of diverse identities” but a “natural political outlet for a strong and ...

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 ...

A mirror of the world

In 1861, when L’Osservatore Romano came into being, there were three emperors in Europe: Franz Josef in Vienna, Alexander ii in St Petersburg and Napoleon ...

Body and soul

The following is the address given by Archbishop Filoni, Substitute of the Secretariat of State, which is the text with which the book ends. The ...

Pope receives French President

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI received in Audience H.E. Mr Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, on Friday morning, 8 October, at the Apostolic ...

Consolidating a national identity marked by Catholic sentiment

On Thursday, 9 October, His Holiness Benedict XVI received H.E. Mr Fernando Zegers Santa Cruz, Ambassador of Chile to the Holy See, in his Private ...

The Church cannot approve alternative models to the family

On Monday, 13 September, H.E. Mr Walter Jürgen Schmid, Ambassador of Germany to the Holy See, presented his Letters of Credence to the Holy Father. ...

Apostolic Nuncio presents Letters of Credence to the Russian Federation

Last 26 June Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States, received the Letters accrediting Mr Nikolay Sadchikov as the first Ambassador of the Russian ...

Archbishop Mamberti's official visit to Cuba

Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States, recently made an official Visit to Cuba – at the invitation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs ...

A non-resident Representative of the Holy See for Vietnam

As agreed upon at the First Meeting of the Vietnam-Holy See Joint Working Group in Hanoi in February 2009, the Second Meeting of the Vietnam-Holy ...

Nations do not die

Cardinal Angelo Sodano, appointed by the Holy Father to represent him at the State funeral of the late President Lech Kaczy{l-nacute}ski, his wife and the ...

Protecting minors against abuse

On Wednesday, 10 March, Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, addressed the 13th Ordinary ...

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