Cardinal who stopped 1978 war reflects tireless Vatican diplomacy

Although largely forgotten today, Italian Cardinal Antonio Samoré played a key role in notching one of the Vatican’s signature diplomatic victories by preventing a war between Chile and Argentina in 1978. His legacy illustrates the key role that Vatican diplomacy has often played on the global stage.   Pope Francis’s diplomatic efforts are often hailed… Continue reading Cardinal who stopped 1978 war reflects tireless Vatican diplomacy

The U.N. has much work to do, Vatican ‘foreign minister’ says

There are currently 50 conflicts worldwide, despite the work of the agency The United Nations mission is not yet complete 70 years after its founding, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s “foreign minister” has said. While the U.N. has done much commendable work, there remains much yet to be done, said Archbishop Gallagher, the British Vatican secretary… Continue reading The U.N. has much work to do, Vatican ‘foreign minister’ says