Washington D.C., Jul 25, 2018 / 23:19 pm
At a religious freedom event in Washington, D.C., this week, the Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States explained how the Holy See takes a unique approach to diplomacy and the promotion of religious liberty.
Archbishop Paul Gallagher, who has served as the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States since 2014, explained that he is not a fan of "grandstanding diplomacy," in which leaders make condemnations from afar.
"It is easy enough for us to say things in Rome or say something in the international press, but the local people have to take the consequences," Archbishop Gallagher told CNA.
"What we try to do is to engage, to show concern and, very often, to work through our local networks."