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Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Archbishop Gallagher at UN: 'Racism can and must be defeated'

Sep 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Vatican’s foreign minister on Wednesday addressed heads of state at the United Nations, noting that the Church is “engaged... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Vatican ‘foreign minister’: ‘We are against the idea that abortion could be a human right’

Jul 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Paul Gallagher made the comment during a trip to Portugal. Read more

Pope Francis with the flag of Lebanon at a general audience at the Vatican, Sept. 2, 2020.

Vatican ‘deeply concerned’ about the potential collapse of Lebanon

Jun 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paul Gallagher said the pope could visit the country at “the beginning of next year.” Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017.

Vatican ‘foreign minister’ doubts speaking out on Hong Kong ‘would make any difference whatever’

Jun 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paul Gallagher said: “Obviously Hong Kong is the object of concern for us.” Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s secretary for relations with states.

Religious leaders, scientists to convene at Vatican ahead of climate summit

Jun 17, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Faith and Science: Towards COP26” will take place Oct. 4 at the Vatican Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Christian anthropology can renew the West, Vatican foreign minister says

Apr 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

"I retain an optimism that leads me to believe that with due commitment we can rise again," Archbishop Paul Gallagher... Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican foreign minister: religious freedom ‘being eroded’ by COVID-19 response

Feb 24, 2021

A robust understanding of the right to religious freedom is being eroded in the global response to the coronavirus pandemic,... Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican official: Catholics can add value to ‘Green New Deal’ debate

Jan 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States has said that Catholics can apply the Church’s social teaching to evaluate aspects... Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017.

Vatican archbishop expresses ‘grave concern’ at rise in attacks on believers at prayer

Dec 4, 2020

A Vatican archbishop expressed “grave concern” Thursday at the rise in attacks on believers praying in places of worship.  Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz.

Archbishop Kondrusiewicz: Reconciliation is crucial in Belarus

Oct 21, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Church in Belarus has no other task than proclaiming the Gospel. It did so also during the protests that... Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev, pictured in 2014.

Exiled Catholic archbishop meets with senior Vatican officials

Oct 20, 2020

Exiled Belarusian Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz met with senior Vatican officials Monday.  Read more

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin at the Vatican, Oct. 1, 2020. Photo

Pompeo and top Vatican diplomats have ‘respectful’ exchange of views on China

Oct 1, 2020

The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Holy See’s top diplomats had a “respectful” exchange of views on... Read more

Cardinal Parolin speaks at a symposium organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome Sept. 30, 2020. Photo

Vatican diplomats: ‘political correctness’ is hindering religious freedom

Oct 1, 2020

By Courtney Mares

While the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the Church to speak out about human rights abuses in China... Read more

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a symposium in Rome Sept. 30, 2020. Photo

Pompeo: Nowhere is religious freedom more under assault than in China

Sep 30, 2020

By Courtney Mares

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in Rome Wednesday that the Chinese government is the world’s worst persecutor of... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher. CNA file photo.

Vatican official backs initiative to help prevent future pandemics

Sep 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

In an address to the International Atomic Energy Agency Monday, a Vatican official commended the organization for its preventative efforts... Read more

Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Belarus.

Belarus renews invitation to Pope Francis amid talks

Sep 12, 2020

Belarus renewed its invitation to Pope Francis to visit the country Friday during talks with a senior Vatican official.   Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017.

Vatican official visits Belarus after archbishop blocked at border

Sep 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A senior Vatican official arrived in Belarus for talks Friday after the leader of the country’s Catholic Church was barred... Read more

Italian President Sergio Mattarella lights a candle for peace in Loreto Sept. 8, 2020.

Italian president visits Loreto on Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sep 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Italian president and a senior Vatican official visited the Holy House of Loreto Tuesday for the Feast of the Nativity... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Vatican urges Catholics into action on Pope Francis’ Laudato si’

Jun 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

With a new 200-page document, the Vatican is encouraging Catholics to put their faith into action to promote integral ecology... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, meets with Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, in Munich, Feb. 14, 2020.

Vatican, Chinese diplomats discuss deal on bishop appointments

Feb 14, 2020

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, met Friday with Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign... Read more