Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Paul Gallagher’

Belarus re-invites Pope to visit Comments 0

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Belarus has renewed its 2016 invitation to Pope Francis to visit the country. Vladimir Makei, the Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs, reiterated the invitation during a meeting with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, who is the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States. Makei told Gallagher, who was visiting Belarus, that the invitation remained open despite tensions Read more

Vatican-China foreign ministers meet for first time in 50 years Comments 0

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Vatican-China diplomatic relations seem to be warming up, with their foreign ministers meeting for the first time in 50 years. Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s secretary for Relations with States, and the foreign minister of the People’s Republic of China and counsellor of state, Wang Yi, met in Germany last Friday. They were both attending the Read more

Intolerance of Christians ‘last acceptable prejudice’ Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Intolerance of Christians is the ‘last acceptable prejudice’, says , the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher. Quoting Pope Francis, Gallagher says there’s a tendency to reduce religions “to the quiet obscurity of the individual’s conscience or to relegate them to the enclosed precincts of churches, synagogues or mosques.” Read more Related Read more

The role of Russia in the Mediterranean Comments 0

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, recently gave a wide-ranging interview in regard to the role of Russia in the Mediterranean among other matters. What results can an agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme bring for peace in the Middle East? Why does the Holy See view it as a positive thing? Read more

UN committee on torture slates Vatican response to abuse Comments 1

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The United Nations Committee against Torture has issued a damning report on the Vatican’s response to the clergy child sex abuse crisis. Among the committee’s accusations were failures to report allegations of abuse to authorities, and refusing to disclose information for criminal proceedings. The report cited Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Papal Nuncio to Australia, who, it Read more