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A view of St. Peter's Basilica from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

Australian Cardinal Edward Cassidy, Vatican official and diplomat, dies at 96

The retired cardinal had been a Vatican nuncio and Holy See official for over 30 years. Read more

Apostolic nuncio accused of money laundering to enter plea bargain

Archbishop Ettore Balestrero, the apostolic nuncio to the Democratic Republic of Congo, announced last week that he will enter a... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the diplomats accredited to the Holy See at the Vatican's Hall of Blessing Feb. 8, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis tells diplomats 'right to life' is a foundational human right

Pope Francis told diplomats at the Vatican Monday that it is “painful” for him to see more countries move away... Read more

 The Vatican flag flies over St. Peter's Square, April 26, 2014.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of former nuncio to Chile

Pope Francis Friday accepted the resignation of Vatican diplomat Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto as an apostolic nuncio.  Read more

Archbishop Luigi Ventura, then-Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, speaks at a Mass and Concert held in Ottawa, April 2, 2009.

Ex-nuncio to France to face trial in Paris on sexual assault charges

A retired Vatican diplomat accused of sexual assault while in office is due to appear before the Paris criminal court... Read more

French president Emmanuel Macron (L) greets Archbishop Luigi Ventura, Apostolic Nuncio to France, in Paris, Jan. 4, 2018.

French nuncio accused of sexual misconduct during time in Canada

Archbishop Luigi Ventura, apostolic nuncio to France, has been accused of sexual misconduct against an adult male while he was... Read more

Józef Wesolowski, former apostolic nuncio to the Dominican Republic.

Vatican postpones criminal trial of ex-nuncio on pedophilia charges

The criminal court of Vatican City State held on Saturday the first hearing in the trial of Jozef Wesolowski, the... Read more

Former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Miguel Diaz.

Former Vatican ambassador faced sexual harassment claim

A University of Dayton investigation in 2013 found “reasonable cause” to believe that former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See... Read more

The Irish flag.

Church officials laud re-opening of Irish embassy to Vatican

An announcement that Ireland's government will re-open its embassy to the Holy See came as welcome news to Church officials,... Read more

Ambassador Jaime Feinzaig, Costa Rican ambassador to Italy, speaks with CNA on Nov. 8 2013.

Costa Rica ambassador praises 'paternal' heart of Pope Francis

The Costa Rican ambassador to Italy praised Pope Francis for his example and attention to the poor, speaking also of... Read more

U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, Kenneth F. Hackett speaks with CNA on Oct. 25, 2013.

US ambassador to Vatican united with Pope in care for poor

The new United States ambassador to the Holy See revealed his shared concern with Pope Francis for those who are... Read more

Piotr Nowina-Konopka, Poland's new ambassador to the Holy See, at the Polish embassy on Sept. 10, 2013.

New Polish ambassador says Pope 'will not give up' on Syria

Poland's new Vatican ambassador Piotr Nowina-Konopka says that Pope Francis will not back down in helping resolve the Syrian conflict... Read more

St. Peter's Square.

Possible Vatican ambassador picks draw concern

Amid speculation over the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, concerns have been raised about the possibility of appointing individuals... Read more