Posts Tagged ‘US-Vatican’

Pope discusses climate change and China with Blinken

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
Pope and Blinken

Pope Francis and United States Secretary of State Antony J Blinken met at the Vatican on Monday. They discussed religious freedom in China, the climate crisis, immigration and refugees. “The meeting was extremely warm and very wide ranging,” Blinken told reporters after the 40 minute meeting. “Speaking for myself and for the United States, I Read more

Biden victory kindles hope for warmer US-Vatican relations

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
joe biden

President-elect Joe Biden is already being received as a promising ally for Francis’ pontificate. Vatican-U.S. relations have grown increasingly strained in recent years, mainly as a result of the opposing views of Pope Francis and the Trump administration on a wide range of issues, from immigration to the environment. Francis, who has sought to build Read more