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The Holy See

Capital Vatican City

Time Zone CET (GMT+1)

Country Code 39

ccTLD .va

Currency Euro

Land Area 0.44 sq km

Population 836

Language Latin, Italian

Major Religion Roman Catholicism

Key Data

Notable Public Figures

Francis I - Jorge Mario Bergoglio,
Pope

Pietro Parolin,
Cardinal Secretary of State

Giovanni Angelo Becciu,
Substitute for General Affairs

Paul Richard Gallagher,
Secretary for the Relations with States

Antoine Camiller,
Undersecretary for the Relations with States

Luciano Suriani,
Delegate for Pontificial Representations

Peter Brian Wells,
Assessor for General Affairs

José Avelino Bettencourt,
Head of Protocol

Domenico Giani,
Chief of Vatican Gendarmerie

Directory of Topics: The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

The below directory of pages presents the key topics and areas of inquiry discussed in The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans: Bolstering the Catholic Church in 2015 and Beyond. Buy the book to get the full story on these topics, which include:

  • Nuncios and Nunciatures: Identities, professional biographical data, common features and activities of current and recent Vatican diplomats in relevant Balkan countries
  • Vatican security and intelligence bodies, their structures, mandate and cooperation with Italian and regional security bodies, as well as tactical directives on the ground
  • The Vatican’s diplomatic strategies in the region, in regards to dealings with Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim communities
  • Prominent Catholic NGOs and groups in the region, how they operate, and identification of their humanitarian and ideological activities
  • Activities and goals of outside countries and groups interested in overarching Vatican and Catholic strategy in the Balkans, including the Knights of Malta, the Jesuits, and European states like Hungary, Luxembourg and Germany

I. Conceptual/Organizational Topics

Catholic Charities and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Diplomacy and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Security and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

The Jesuit Order and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

The Knights of Malta and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

II. Regional Country Topics

Albania and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Bulgaria and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Bosnia-Hercegovina and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Croatia and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Kosovo and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Macedonia and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Montenegro and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Serbia and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Turkey and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

III. Extra-regional Countries Topics

Luxembourg and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

Hungary and The Vatican’s Challenges in the Balkans

 

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