This morning at 10:30 in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican, Pope Francis delivered his traditional annual speech to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, also called his "state of the world" address.
Following some introductory words by the dean of the diplomatic corps, His Excellency Jean-Claude Michel, ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the Holy See, the Pope gave the following address:
Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I thank you for your presence at this traditional meeting, which allows me at the beginning of each new year to offer to you, your families, and the peoples you represent, my cordial greetings and best wishes. I am...READ MORE