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Week of January 8, 2018

Pope Outlines Holy See's
Diplomatic Priorities



On Monday, January 8, Pope Francis received in the Vatican all of the Ambassadors accredited to the Holy See and gave his annual address in which he outlined various priorities of the Holy See for the upcoming year. He focused in a particular way on the lessons to be learned from the centenary of the end of World War I and on the enduring importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 70th anniversary. He synthesized much of the “what” and the “why” of the work that the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See advocates before the international community at the United Nations.

His remarks can be found here.

Watch the Pope's Audience with Diplomats in its original languages here.


Upcoming Events


On Saturday, the former Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, will be speaking in New York at the New York Encounter run by the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation. The event is free of charge and open to the public.



2018 Path to Peace Gala

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