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Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Vatican draws line on women’s ordination and homosexuality in new letter to German bishops

Nov 24, 2023

By AC Wimmer

The letter also warned of potential disciplinary consequences for anyone defying Church teaching. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in a Vatican News interview published Nov. 30, 2021.

Cardinal Parolin urges end to attacks in call with Russia’s foreign minister

Mar 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s secretary of state “conveyed Pope Francis’ deep concern about the ongoing war in Ukraine.” Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican prosecutors conduct raid on Secretariat of State offices

Oct 1, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican prosecutors seized documents and electronic devices in a raid executed Tuesday at the offices of the most senior curial... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Holy See Secretary of State.

Cardinal Parolin warns against 'ideological colonization' at UN

Sep 26, 2019

The Holy See’s Secretary of State has cautioned world leaders against the “ideological colonization” of developing nations. Cardinal Pietro Parolin... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin at an Aid to the Church in Need press conference in Rome, Italy on Sept. 28, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin: Palliative care means accompanying, not abandoning

Feb 28, 2018

Palliative care is a reminder that love for those who are dying means accompaniment, not abandonment, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said... Read more

The Church of the Savior on Blood in Saint Petersburg.

Why Cardinal Parolin's trip to Russia matters

Aug 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican Secretary of State's visit to Russia later this month comes at a crucial juncture for the country, and... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima.

Want to join Mary in battle? Pray the rosary, cardinal says at Fatima

May 12, 2017

At a vigil Mass with tens of thousands gathered in the Portugal town of Fatima, Cardinal Pietro Parolin delivered a... Read more

A CRS tent aiding refugees and migrants in Europe.

Do something about forced migration, cardinal exhorts UN

Sep 20, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican Secretary of State pleaded Monday for an increased commitment from the international community in addressing the root causes... Read more

Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu, the Vatican's deputy Secretary of State, whose April 12 letter suspended the PwC audit of Vatican finances.

Suspended audit reveals power struggle at the Vatican

Apr 25, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The recent suspension of an audit of Vatican finances by a major accounting firm shed light on a lively debate... Read more

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Put ethics at heart of climate talks, Vatican says at Paris summit

Dec 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his speech at the COP-21 climate summit in Paris, the Vatican’s Secretary of State urged global leaders to orient... Read more

Cardinal Pieto Parolin at the North American College in Rome on Jan. 6, 2015.

Parolin on ISIS threats: Vatican may be a target, but we're not backing down

Nov 17, 2015

By Elise Harris

In wake of Friday’s violent terror attacks in Paris, the Vatican’s Secretary of State said that while the small country... Read more

Vatican official says 'it's time to act' on protecting the environment

Jul 3, 2015

By Elise Harris

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, has expressed his hope that Pope Francis’ recent environmental encyclical will have... Read more

(L-R) Cardinal Parolin, Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, and Bishop Hinder assist in the ribbon cutting at the inauguration of St. Paul parish in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 11, 2015.

A new church is consecrated in United Arab Emirates amid hope for peace, dialogue

Jun 18, 2015

The inauguration and blessing of a new parish in the capital of the United Arab Emirates last week was met... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Curia reform may include an office for negotiations in the Secretariat of State

Mar 11, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Vatican Secretary of State suggested Wednesday that an ‘office for pontifical mediation’ may established within the ranks of the... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, blesses a new building at the North American College in Rome on Jan. 6, 2015.

Cardinal wowed by vocation surge at Rome's American seminary

Jan 6, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican's Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin voiced enthusiasm at seeing the high number of American seminarians studying in... Read more

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin presides over the inauguration of the new wing at the Pontifical North American College in Rome on Jan 6, 2015.

Top Vatican Official: Washington, NYC likely stops on papal trip

Although it’s still not official, the Vatican’s Secretary of State confirmed today that Pope Francis will most likely visit Washington... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, Dec. 2, 2013.

At UN, cardinal condemns terrorism's use of religion

Sep 26, 2014

Terrorism represents a “fundamental threat to our common humanity” and people of faith must condemn religion-based terrorism, Cardinal Pietro Parolin,... Read more

Matteo Renzi, prime minister of Italy, is seen at the headquarters of the European Commission, April 2, 2014.

Italian prime minister meets with Vatican Secretary of State

Sep 10, 2014

The newly created Italian cardinals lunched Tuesday with Matteo Renzi, prime minister of Italy, discussing with him and his associates... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at Paul VI Hall, Dec. 2, 2013.

Vatican state secretariat strengthens its control over 'the Pope's hospital'

Sep 10, 2014

The Vatican Secretariat of State established June 28 a Comittee of Presidency for the Pediatric Hospital “Bambino Gesù,” owned by... Read more