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Pope Francis addresses apostolic nuncios in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, June 13, 2019.

Francis tells his ambassadors not to criticize him behind his back

Jun 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis sent a message to apostolic nuncios Thursday informing his ambassadors that they have a responsibility as papal representatives... Read more

Notre-Dame de Paris.

Vatican ambassador under investigation for sexual assault

Feb 15, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop Luigi Ventura, apostolic nuncio to France since 2009 and a long-time Vatican diplomat, is under investigation for alleged sexual... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to Italy and San Marino Sept. 12, 2017.

For the first time, the papal nuncio to Italy is not Italian

Sep 12, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For the first time ever, a non-Italian will serve as apostolic nuncio, or papal ambassador, to Italy. On Sept. 12,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 11, 2015.

Pope tells ambassadors to serve in humility, not get lost in politics

Sep 17, 2016

By Elise Harris

In a special Jubilee audience with nearly all of his 108 ambassadors around the world, Pope Francis thanked them for... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to Mexico, speaks at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Nov. 16, 2013.

Pope appoints new Vatican ambassador to the US

Apr 12, 2016

Pope Francis has appointed French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican ambassador to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò,... Read more

The episcopal ring of Archbishop Peter Wells, who was appointed apostolic nuncio to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Namibia in February, 2016.

What does it mean to be a bishop – and a Vatican diplomat?

Mar 24, 2016

By Elise Harris

For Archbishop Peter Wells, the Pope’s new ambassador to South Africa, being in the diplomatic service of the Holy See... Read more