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Archbishop Paul Gallagher meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv on May 20.

Vatican foreign minister meets Ukrainian counterpart in Kyiv

May 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paul Gallagher prayed at a former mass grave site in Bucha during his Ukraine visit. Read more

St. George Maronite cathedral beside the Mohammad Al-Amin mosque in Beirut, the Lebanese capital.

Vatican foreign minister visits Lebanon, still suffering from financial and political crises

Feb 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The five-day visit marked 75 years of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Lebanon. Read more

Catholics pictured near the Co-Cathedral of St. Alexander in Kyiv, Ukraine. April 3, 2021.

Archbishop Gallagher: Innocent people will suffer from conflict in Ukraine

Jan 26, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican’s foreign minister said Wednesday, in reference to tensions between Ukraine and Russia, that it is a scandal that... Read more

Vatican Archbishop Paul Gallagher in 2018.

Vatican archbishop ‘ultimately very optimistic’ about Catholic-Serbian Orthodox relations

Dec 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Paul Gallagher was speaking during a visit to Serbia. Read more

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Catholic Church in Belarus urges prayers for migrants

Nov 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Church's website said that ‘a real humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the borders of our country.’ Read more

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