papal diplomacy

The Latest

St. John Paul II (1920-2005).

George Weigel on what the Vatican can learn from JPII’s diplomacy with Russia

May 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The papal biographer said the Vatican ought to realize that ‘appeasement of communist regimes never works.’ Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address on March 6, 2022.

How Pope Francis’ tone on the Ukraine war has shifted

Mar 8, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The pope’s words at the Angelus marked a subtle but important change. Read more

Pope Francis receives Argentine President Alberto Fernández in a private audience at the Vatican on Jan. 31. 2020.

What happens when the pope receives a head of state?

Aug 27, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

There is a remarkable amount of hidden choreography behind the scenes. Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

How papal diplomacy began a new approach in 1914

Aug 6, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pontifical diplomacy took on a new approach in 1914, with the election of Benedict XV as pontiff. The viewpoint of... Read more