Pope Francis Visiting Korea, by the Republic of Korea

Vatican Foreign Policy: Keeping the Faith

Sophie Grove, contributor to Monocle magazine, has published a piece this month examining the process and execution of Vatican foreign policy. Her analysis focuses on both the Pope—whose diplomatic style is summarized as a “combination of ritual, prayer, and frank discussions on world affairs,”—and on the nuncios who comprise the papal diplomatic corps. Noting that the Holy See is both a global network and a microstate, Grove examines how this dual status presents both benefits and challenges for the Vatican's foreign policy objectives. The full article is available here.

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