The Vatican flag will fly at UN headquarters in New York for the first time on September 25, the date when Pope Francis will speak there.
The UN and the Holy See agreed that the Vatican flag would be raised in the morning with no special ceremony, at the same time that flags of other member-nations are raised.
In August, the Vatican declined to support an initiative, advanced by the Palestinian Authority, that called for the display of the flags of observer states, including the Vatican and Palestine. Vatican representatives at the UN explained that they did not oppose the Palestinian resolution, but did not wish to be involved in a potential controversy on the subject.
This post was published on September 22, 2015 1:56 pm
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