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

Christian anthropology can renew the West, Vatican foreign minister says

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

Archbishop Paul Gallagher. CNA file photo.

Vatican diplomat: Solidarity must be at the heart of the European project

The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States said Wednesday that politics surrounding migration in Europe fuel ideological conflicts that do... Read more

Mark Green, Administrator of USAID, in Rome, Oct. 17, 2018.

USAID head meets with Vatican officials to talk aid for Iraq

The head of the United States government’s international aid agency met with Vatican officials and an Iraqi cardinal Wednesday, in... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican City flag.

What makes the Holy See's diplomacy unique

At a religious freedom event in Washington, D.C., this week, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States explained how the... Read more

The flags of North and South Korea.

Vatican diplomat hopeful about prospect of peace on Korean peninsula

The Vatican's top diplomat expressed hope Thursday that efforts to bring lasting, stable peace on the Korean peninsula will bear... Read more