List of diplomatic missions of the Holy See


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This is a list of diplomatic missions of the Holy See. Since the fifth century, long before the founding of the Vatican City State in 1929, papal envoys (now known as nuncios) have represented the Holy See to foreign potentates. Additionally, papal representatives known not as nuncios but as apostolic delegates ensure contact between the Holy See and the Catholic Church in countries that do not have diplomatic relations with the Holy See. At present, there is one residential apostolic delegate, for Jerusalem and Palestine, as well as non-residential ones for six countries (Brunei, Burma, Laos, Malaysia, Mauritania, Somalia) and for the territories and countries without diplomatic relations in three regions (Arabian Peninsula, the Caribbean, the Pacific Ocean). Vietnam is also listed in the Annuario Pontificio as having an apostolic delegation, but the post of apostolic delegate has been vacant for several decades. In keeping with the "one China" policy, no representative, whether nuncio or apostolic delegate, is appointed for mainland China, since the Holy See is represented in Taipei by an apostolic nunciature, headed not by a nuncio, but only by a chargé d'affaires. Many countries, such as the United States, for which apostolic delegates were once appointed, now have nuncios.

As well as the countries mentioned above as having apostolic delegations, Afghanistan, Bhutan, People's Republic of China, North Korea, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Tuvalu do not have diplomatic relations with the Holy See.[1]

In most respects the status of the diplomatic missions of the Holy See are identical with those of other countries, with the exception of the nomenclature: apostolic nuncios have ambassadorial rank and apostolic nunciatures are ranked as embassies. However, in most countries of central and western Europe and of southern and central America, as well as in a few countries elsewhere, the nuncio is granted precedence over other ambassadors and is dean of the diplomatic corps from the moment he presents his credentials. The Holy See, which does not issue visas, does not have consulates.

Apostolic delegates and their missions do not have diplomatic status.

In countries where that is permitted, the apostolic nunciature is sometimes, though rarely, located outside the capital, perhaps in towns with particularly important religious connections, such as the village of Rabat in Malta where Saint Paul's grotto exists, and Harissa in Lebanon where Maronite, Greek Orthodox and Melkite Greek Catholic Church authorities are located. In other countries that is not permitted: when India opened diplomatic relations with the Holy See, what until that moment was an apostolic delegation moved from Bangalore to the capital, New Delhi; and in Australia the mission moved from Sydney to Canberra.

Listed below are the Holy See's apostolic nunciatures, apostolic delegations, and observer or representative missions to international governmental organizations — such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the Arab League — with the names of the head officials, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers etc., in the Annuario Pontificio.[2]

Contents

Europe

Apostolic Nunciature in Berlin
Apostolic Nunciature in Paris
Apostolic Nunciature in Prague
Apostolic Nunciature in Moscow
Apostolic Nunciature in Vienna
Apostolic Nunciature in Warsaw

North America

Apostolic Nunciature in Ottawa

South America

Apostolic Nunciature in Brasília
Apostolic Nunciature in Buenos Aires


Africa

Apostolic Nunciature in Pretoria

Asia

Middle East

Oceania

Apostolic Nunciature in Canberra


Multilateral organisations

References

  1. ^ [1].
  2. ^ Pages 1343-1372 of the 2007 edition (ISBN 978-88-209-7908-9)

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