Pope Francis has appointed Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza, the Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York.
Foreign relations of the Holy See
Last week on "Interfaith Voices," I interviewed Francis Rooney, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican from 2005 to 2008 under President George W. Bush. Rooney has written a book called The Global Vatican, which provides an interesting history of relations between the U.S. and the Vatican since the founding of the United States.
Faith and Justice: Part of the reason Pope Francis chose "Francis" as his papal name was the saint's "spirit of peace." How will the pope reflect that?
All Things Catholic: In diplomatic circles, relatively small matters of substance sometimes can blow up into major questions of symbolism.