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Panelists speak at the event "Towards the Abolition of Surrogacy: Preventing the Exploitation and Commodification of Women and Children,” held by the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

Holy See convenes UN panel urging global abolition of surrogacy

Jun 19, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Panelists called for “increased awareness and concrete steps at the U.N. level to abolish surrogacy and uphold human dignity.” Read more

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Ettore Balestrero, whom he appointed as the Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations in Geneva on June 21, 2023.

Pope Francis appoints new permanent observer to the UN in Geneva

Jun 21, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Ettore Balestrero most recently served as the apostolic nuncio to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read more

Pope Francis meeting his diplomatic representatives in the Vatican, Sept. 9, 2022.

Pope Francis shares his concern about nuclear war risks in meeting with Vatican diplomats

Sep 8, 2022

By AC Wimmer

The pope spoke to almost 100 apostolic nuncios and permanent observers of the Holy See who are meeting in Rome... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, delivers the homily for the 69th annual Red Mass at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 3.

Vatican diplomat warns US leaders not to use God for selfish ends

Oct 4, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A leading Vatican diplomat on Sunday exhorted U.S. government officials and justices to not use God for their own selfish... Read more

The United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Vatican laments inclusion of ‘reproductive rights’ in UN resolution on coronavirus

Sep 16, 2020

A Vatican representative has said that the inclusion of a reference to “reproductive rights” in a United Nations resolution on... Read more

The UN Security Council meeting in New York City, 2018.

Pope Francis wants 'holistic approach' to Middle East, UN Security Council told

Jan 23, 2020

Pope Francis is concerned about the worsening situation in the Middle East, and is urging a continued commitment to dialogue... Read more

Archbishop Gabriele Caccia. Holy See Mission to the United Nations. Courtesy photo .

Pope Francis names Archbishop Gabriele Caccia ambassador to the United Nations

Nov 16, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Saturday named Archbishop Gabriele Caccia the next Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in... Read more

The General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

Holy See and Trump administration oppose abortion at UN General Assembly

Sep 24, 2019

President Donald Trump and Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin have challenged world leaders to protect unborn human life. Both... Read more

US Secretary of State Michael Mike Pompeo addresses press at the UN, December 2018.

U.S. withholds funding from UN population fund for third year

Jul 17, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will not contribute the expected $32.5 million to the agency.  Read more