Cardinal Parolin’s Wish: To Create an Office for Pontifical Mediation

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, addresses the 69th U.N. General Assembly in New York September 29 (CNS photo). Opposite, on January 12 in the Sala Regia, Pope Francis met with members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, for the exchange of greetings for the New Year.

The proposal emerged in a landmark address by Parolin, the Vatican’s top diplomat, to the Gregorian University in Rome on March 11. What would such an office do? The Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, at the Gregorian University March 11 during his “Lectio Magistralis,” discussed “peace” as “a gift from God.” Using very precise […]

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The Pastoral Geopolitics of the Domus Sanctae Marthae

Pope Francis greets a Swiss Guard as he arrives at the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican Oct. 24 (CNS photo).

The first months of Pope Francis’ pontificate and the new view of the Vatican and the Church. The text was first published on the Il Sismografo website on December 20.  Geopolitics is synthetically, but appropriately, referred to as the discipline dealing with the relation between politics and geography. Also, a country’s foreign policy is deeply […]

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