Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
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Seal of the Permanent Observer Mission
NominatorPope of the Catholic Church
Inaugural holderAlberto Giovannetti
Formation1964; 56 years ago (1964)

The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations is the representative of the Holy See at the United Nations. This diplomatic mission does not have the status of Permanent Representative because the Holy See is not a member of the U.N. The Holy See has had this observer state status since 1964, a status accorded only one other entity, the State of Palestine.

The first diplomats the Holy See sent as its Permanent Observer were priests rather than bishops and they had not yet risen to the rank of apostolic nuncio, the senior rank of the Vatican diplomatic corps. The second Permanent Observer, Giovanni Cheli, was given the personal rank of nuncio and ordained a bishop in 1978 after five years representing the Holy See at the U.N.[1][a] Since then all those appointed to the position have been titular archbishops with the rank of nuncio.

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  1. ^ The change in Cheli's status was accomplished very quickly during the brief papacy of Pope John Paul I.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cheli Card. Giovanni". Holy See Press Office. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Vatican Names U.N. Observer". New York Times. 7 April 1964. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Laird, a 'Stayer,' Denies Rumors of Quitting". New York Times. 28 July 1973. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 01.10.2002" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 1 October 2002. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Profiles of Dozen New Bishops". Zenit. 6 January 2003. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Rinunce e Nomine, 17.07.2010" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 17 July 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  7. ^ White, Christopher (11 March 2019). "Former UN envoy's tenure described as 'horror story' for staff". Crux. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 02.07.2014" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 01.10.2019" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 1 October 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Rinunce e nomine, 16.11.2019" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.

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