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Pope Francis held an informal meeting with Nechirvan Barzani, 49, Prime Minister of the Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan. Unlike most state visits to the Holy Father, there was no traditional exchange of gifts except for the traditional medals of the pontificate, with which the Pope wished to honor every memb...read more
Articles from section "Vatican Diplomacy and International Relations"
This week, the Pope and the senior members of the Roman Curia are away on spiritual retreat. There are not many governments that take all their senior members away from the fray of the …read more
The Vatican Secretariat of State issued a clarification to Mexico's ambassador regarding a comment made by Pope Francis, in which he expressed his hope that drug trafficking would cease in …read more
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On the occasion of the anniversary of the Lateran Treaty, the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, met with Italian president Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister …read more
To mark the 86th anniversary of the Lateran Pacts--which established the sovereign state of Vatican City--Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, with several members of his cabinet, held a summit with …read more