Main events in 2010

2010

17 December: the new ambassador of Italy, Francesco Maria Greco, presents his credentials to the Holy Father.

22 October: The Ambassadors of Slovenia and Portugal present their credentials to the Holy Father.

20 October: Pope Benedict XVI names 24 new cardinals, 14 of which come from the EU-27.

16 October: Pope Penedict XVI meets the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr Bronisław Komorowski.

8 October: Pope Benedict XVI meets the President of the Republic of France, Mr Nicolas Sarkozy.

16-19 September: Pope Benedict XVI makes official state visit to the United Kingdom.

10 June: Pope Benedict XVI meets the President of the Spanish Government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.

5-6 June: Pope Benedict XVI makes official state visit to Cyprus.

11-14 May: Pope Benedict XVI makes official state visit to Portugal.

17-18 April: Pope Benedict XVI makes official state visit to Malta.

9 February: The EC Director for strategy, coordination and analysis at DG RELEX, Mr Gerhard Sabathil, meets Mgr Fortunatus Nwachukwu, Vatican Chief of Protocol and Mgr Ettore Ballestrero, Under-Secretary for the relations with the States.

11 January: Benedict XVIs traditional New Year annual address to members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See.

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