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Holy See and Vietnam to upgrade ties

HANOI (UCAN): Vatican and Vietnamese officials have agreed to upgrade relations through the appointment in the near future of a permanent papal representative to Hanoi. The agreement was reached during an 18 to 20 December 2018 visit by a Vatican delegation led by Monsignor Antoine Camilleri, under-secretary for Relations with States. 
 
The delegation included Archbishop Marek Zalewski, non-resident pontifical representative to Vietnam, as well as senior Vietnamese bishops.
 

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East Asian bishops sign Catholic Climate Petition in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (SE): A gathering sponsored by the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences held at the Honeyville Canossian Retreat House in Hong Kong from September 8 to 10 endorsed the Global Catholic Climate Movement Climate Petition urging world leaders to adopt a strong and ambitious climate treaty at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to be held in Paris in December this year.

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