Daily Archives: April 13, 2015

Can anyone explain why countries have diplomatic relationships with the Vatican?

by | April 13, 2015

So the pope has “failed to confirm” France’s choice of ambassador to the Vatican. Laurent Stefanini,  who is openly gay, was nominated by the French government on January 5th.   The reasonable assumption is that, since three months have passed since the ambassador’s nomination, he has been deemed unacceptable for the post. The Vatican has declined… Read more »