A Trump Canon Law Connection

Two weeks ago, Archbishop Paul Gallagher met the CLSGB&I and delivered a talk on Papal Legates in the 1917 and 1983 Codes.  Tomorrow he meets with Donald Trump.   According to NCR, https://www.ncronline.org/news/vatican/what-will-happen-vatican-when-trump-meets-pope-francis ,  as Trump leaves Pope Francis, he will be escorted back through the Apostolic Palace into a separate room for meetings with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States.  The NCR reports that according to Ken Hackett, the most recent Ambassador to the Holy See, this second meeting is where the most serious business takes place.  Hackett went on to say that Trump should leave the geopolitical side of things to this last meeting.   The Holy See has these discussions in very capable hands.  After earning his doctorate in Canon Law from the Greg, Archbishop Gallagher, in 1984, became a member of the Holy See’s diplomatic service. He held posts in Tanzania, Uruguay, the Philippines, the Vatican Secretariat of State and at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. After years serving as Papal Nuncio in Burundi and in Guatemala, in 2012 he was appointed Papal Nuncio to Australia, a post he held until being appointed Secretary for Relations with States in November 2014 by Pope Francis.  A native of Liverpool, Archbishop Gallagher was dubbed the Gregarious Diplomat as the first Briton to serve as a Vatican Foreign Minister.  Read their great story on him from 2014 at http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2014/11/13/archbishop-paul-gallagher-the-gregarious-diplomat/

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