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Vatican congratulates Trump and hopes his time in office "can truly be fruitful"

November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."
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Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

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John Kerry and Cardinal Pietro Parolin address global issues surrounding refugees and migrants

2016-09-21

On Monday, US Secretary of State, John Kerry met with Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin in New York at a summit aimed at combating global issues surrounding refugees and migrants at the United Nations. Both leaders addressed a range of global problems and the humanitarian situation in Syria. 

JOHN KERRY
US Secretary of State
"Humanitarian assistance is moving today to some eight different locations, but we're waiting to get the full download from our team that is meeting now with the Russians in Geneva. That process is continuing, and we'll see where we are in the course of the day. Thank you.”

The Secretaries reaffirmed their mutual interests in preventing further religious and ethnic persecutions of minorities.

Secretary Kerry and Cardinal Parolin also expressed a concern for the migrants and the need to support the commitments made at the Refugee Summit. Later, Secretary Kerry commended the efforts of the Holy See and Pope Francis to bring the refugee crisis to the world’s attention.

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