Cardinal Pietro Parolin

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Iraqi Christians have important mission of ‘forgiveness and reconciliation’

Dec 28, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin urged the Catholic population of northern Iraq to remain steadfast in their faith... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

Holy See urges implementation of Paris Agreement

Dec 4, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At a UN climate change summit in Poland Monday, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin underlined the Holy See’s... Read more

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Cardinal Parolin: For Paul VI, ‘Humanae vitae’ had to be pastoral

Oct 22, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

When drafting Humanae vitae, Pope St. Paul VI showed pastoral concern while emphasizing doctrinal clarity, the Vatican’s secretary of state... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin speaks in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

For Parolin, Viganò's allegations about the pope 'not at all worrying'

Aug 31, 2018

In comments on the testimony of a former nuncio to the United States alleging sex abuse cover-up by the pope... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Analysis: Cardinal Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, at the elite Bilderberg meeting

Jun 6, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, will take part in the Bilderberg Conference, an annual private gathering of global... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Cardinal Zen calls China deal 'suicide,' blames papal advisors

Feb 28, 2018

By Elise Harris

In a recent blog post Cardinal Joseph Zen has issued another harsh critique of the rumored Vatican-China deal on the... Read more

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Palestine asks Vatican to defend Jerusalem’s status quo

Feb 16, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Palestinian Foreign Affairs minister, Ryadh al Maliki, met officials of the Vatican Secretariat of State Feb. 16, asking the... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Cardinal Zen: ‘Vatican is ready to surrender to the Chinese communist party’

Feb 6, 2018

A possible Vatican agreement with the Chinese government has prompted feelings of unease and fears of betrayal, Cardinal Joseph Zen... Read more

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Youth to be Vatican’s focus in 2018, Cardinal Parolin says

Jan 11, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

In an interview published Thursday, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said that for the Vatican, the new year will be marked by... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, speaks at a press conference in Rome, Sept. 28, 2017.

For Cardinal Parolin, Vatican II still benefits the Church

Nov 17, 2017

The Second Vatican Council, rightly understood, continues to be a force for evangelization and renewal in the Church, according to... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, says Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin invokes God's wisdom on the US bishops

Nov 12, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

Speaking to the US bishops gathered for the opening Mass of their plenary assembly on Sunday, the Vatican Secretary of... Read more

Cardinal Parolin: When protecting kids in the digital world, don't forget the peripheries

Oct 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

In the keynote speech at a conference on protecting children in the digital world, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro... Read more

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin in Sochi, Aug. 23, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin: Russia has key responsibility in brokering world peace

Aug 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

After his recent visit to Russia, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said a key message of his overall... Read more

Parolin, Kirill: we have reached a 'new stage' in Church relations

Aug 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

After a joint meeting during Cardinal Pietro Parolin's visit to Russia this week, both he and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State.

Top Vatican diplomat focuses on Ukraine, Middle East in Russia talks

Aug 22, 2017

By Elise Harris

The need to find peaceful solutions to global conflicts, particularly in Ukraine and the Middle East, has taken a front... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin says Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin says urgency of peace a key reason for Russia trip

Aug 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said he will be going to Russia Aug. 20-24 largely out of... Read more