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Officially Recognizes Palestine As A State, Promotes Two-State Solution to Conflict
The Holy See has signed a Comprehensive Agreement with the State of Palestine today. The agreement defines the juridical status of the Catholic Church in the country as well as officially recognizing Palestine as a State. It also promotes a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In an address...read more
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Below is a reflection of British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker, entitled 'Helping Christians in Iraq.' Published on June 5th, it is from Ambassador Baker's blog available on the …read more
"In the context of growing multipolarity, religions are an essential subject/actor in the area of intercultural dialogue."
Below is the Vatican-provided text of theintervention thatArchbishopPaul Richard Gallagher, Vatican secretary for relations with states, delivered yesterday in Strasbourg at theseminar, …read more
Here is a Vatican translation of Pope Francis' address to authorities and diplomatic corpsat about 10 a.m. this morning in the presidential palace during his one-day apostolic visit to …read more
Recall That He Was One of the First to Act Against Abuse Within the Church
The bishops of Australia have issued a statement defending Cardinal George Pell from criticisms made against him on the Australian news program, 60 Minutes. In an interview with 60 Minutes …read more
Calls for Respect Following Statements by Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
The Holy See has called for respect following a television interview with a member of theCommission for the Protection of Minors who criticized Cardinal George Pell, the prefect of the …read more