Holy See

Fr Lombardi with former colleagues from Vatican Radio
The Jesuit who was spokesman for both Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis has been awarded France's highest order. Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, former Director of both Vatican Radio and of the Holy See's Press office, received the Légion d'honneur this week in recognition of a career devoted to communicating the message of the Holy See.The Légion d'honneur was presented to Fr Lombardi on Wednesday evening at the French embassy to the Holy See in Rome. In making the award, his attention to the French...
Pope Francis has appointed Jesuit-educated Archbishop Paul Gallagher as the Holy See’s  Secretary for Relations with States. The Papal Nuncio to Australia since 2012, Archbishop Gallagher is the first Briton to hold this senior position within the Vatican.Paul Gallagher was born in Liverpool on 23 January 1954. He was educated by the Jesuits at St Francis Xavier’s College in Woolton and was ordained as a priest of the Archdiocese of Liverpool by Archbishop Derek Worlock on 31...
Interns
Fr Dave Stewart SJ has recently returned from Rome where he was leading this year’s cohort of Catholic Parliamentary and Public Policy Interns. Their visit included various dicasteri, officials and contacts, and an evening at the residence of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Holy See, Nigel Baker. The British Province supports this programme of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales in a number of ways and helped get it going 11 years ago. Below is HM Ambassador...
In a lecture in Glasgow, the British Ambassador to the Holy See has shared his vision of the Church in the world under the first Jesuit Pope. Nigel Baker was delivering the second in the 2014 series of Gonzaga Lectures at St Aloysius College. In it, he described the Holy See as “a global organization led by an evangelizing missionary with tremendous clout beyond the confines of the Church” and he went on to address what the focus of Holy See diplomacy is.Mr Baker took as his point...