Main events in 2012

2012

20 June: Pope Benedict XVI receives in audience the Lettonian Prime Minister,  Valdis Dombrovskis

18 June: The new Spanish Ambassador to the Holy See, Eduardo Gutiérrez Sáenz de Buruaga, presents his Credentials to Pope Benedict XVI

14 June: Pope Benedict XVI meets with FAO Director General, José Graziano

25 May: Benedict XVI receives the Czech Prime Minister, Petr Necas 

24 May: Benedict XVI receives the new Bulgarian President, Rossen Plevneliev

18 May: Bruno Joubert presents his credentials to the Pope as the new French Ambassador to the Holy See

27 April: Eduardo Gutierrez Saénz de Buruaga is appointed new Spanish Ambassador to the Holy See.

18 April: Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti meets with Benedict XVI in private audience in the occasion of the seventh anniversary of his pontificate

31 March: Vice-President Reding meets with Cardinal Bertone, Secretary of State of the Holy See

30 March: Vice-President Reding meets with Mgr Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See

13 March: Cypriot foreign minister, Erato Kozaku Markoullis meets Mgr Mamberti, Secretary for relations with states

12 March: Bruno Joubert is appointed new French Ambassador to the Holy See

16 February: Italian President Napolitano meets with Secretary of State, Cardinal Bertone, to commemorate the 83th anniversary of the signature of the Lateran Treaty

14 February: A British Government Ministerial Delegation meets with Mgr. Mamberti, Secretary for relations with State

14 February: The EESC President, Staffan Nilsson meets at the Vatican Cardinal Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

09 February: Ambassador Laurence Argimon-Pistre presents her credentials to the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Fra Matthew Festing ,as new Head of the EU Delegation to the Order of Malta

09 February: Closure of the three-day first ever International Symposium on clerical sexual child abuses

09 January: New Year's Greetings by the Pope Benedict XVI to the Diplomatic Corps

06 February: Ambassador Laurence Argimon-Pistre presents her Credentials to Pope Benedict XVI as new Head of the European Union Delegation to the Holy See

14 January:  The Holy Father receives in audience the Italian President of Ministers Council, Mario Monti