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Cardinal Parolin meets with religious, inaugurates nunciature in Slovenia

February 04, 2016

The Vatican’s Secretary of State began a three-day journey to Slovenia on February 2.

At a Mass in Ljubljana Cathedral marking the end of the Year of Consecrated Life, Cardinal Pietro Parolin called upon religious “not to overlook the essentials … Between the thousands of preoccupations and many interests, the things to do and to follow, may we always leave space necessary to daily nourish our personal relationship with the Lord. Let us never forget to leave space for Jesus.”

The prelate also met with Prime Minister Miro Cerar, with whom he issued a joint statement calling for a “humane and solidarity-based” solution to Europe’s refugee crisis.

Inaugurating the apostolic nunciature, Cardinal Parolin discussed why the Holy See has diplomatic relations with nations and recalled that the Holy See was among the first to recognize Slovenia’s independence in 1992.

The nation of 2.1 million is 76% Catholic.


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