Religious freedom

Vatican Strikes Back at Mike Pompeo over China

The Vatican has manifested its displeasure over a recent essay by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on the Holy See to denounce China’s ongoing violations of religious liberty, labeling the secretary’s words harsh, undiplomatic, and counterproductive.

Holy See Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher (L) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shale hands during the launch of a Vatican - US Symposium on Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), on October 2, 2019 at the Old Synod Hall in the Vatican, as part of Pompeo's four-nation …