Main events in 2011
15 December: The Pope Benedict XVI receives in private audience Ambassador Yves Gazzo at the end of his term as Head of the EU Delegation to the Holy See
23 November: Commissioner Dalli delivers a speech at the Vatican on the "Role of Institutions and Governments in the Defence of life" at the XXVI International Conference of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers
12 November: The Pope Benedict XVI receives in audience the President of the EU Council, Mr Herman Van Rompuy (see the video on youtube)
10 November: Commissioner Georgieva delivers a speech at the Humanitarian Volunteering Conference organized at the Vatican by the Pontifical Council COR UNUM to celebrate the European Year of Volunteering, declared by the European Union for 2011
27 May: Commissioner Dalli attends the Conference on "The Centrality of Care for the Person in the Prevention and Treatment of Illnesses caused by HIV/AIDS pdf - 41 KB [41 KB] " organised by the Vatican.
24 May: The Pope Benedict XVI receives in private audience the President of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, Ms Tsetska Tsacheva.
06 May: Commissioner John Dalli visits the Vatican and meets with Cardinal Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State.
01 May: The Presidents of the EU Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission, MM Van Rompuy, Buzek and Barroso, attend at the Vatican the Ceremony of Beatification of John Paul II.
28 March: The Leader of the Othodox Church in Cyprus, Chrysostom II, is received by the Holy Father at the Vatican.
15 March: Benedict XVI sends a message to the Italian President, Giorgio Napolitano, for the 150th anniversary of the unity of Italy.
28 February: The Pope Benedict XVI receives in private audience the President of the European Parliament, Jerzy Buzek.
10 January: New Year's Greetings by the Pope Benedict XVI to the Diplomatic Corps.