Holy Father Receives Ambassador in Audience

Holy Father Receives Ambassador in Audience

On January 27th, 2024, the final day of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta’s Ambassadors Conference the Holy Father received in private audience all the participating ambassadors.

He highlighted the humanitarian work of the Order and commented:

“I very much like the term that some of you use in saying that yours is a “humanitarian diplomacy”. The diplomatic Representative is the bearer of the charism of the Order, and for this reason feels called to carry out his duties as an ecclesial mission. This particular nature of your diplomatic activity, far from diminishing its importance, offers a precious witness and an eloquent sign, also for the other embassies, so that their activity too may be directed to the concrete good of peoples and hold in high consideration the most vulnerable.”

Address of the Holy Father