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God's Diplomats:

Pope Francis, Vatican Diplomacy, and
America's Armageddon

 Victor Gaetan


Using inside sources, maps, and extensive field reporting about the secretive, high-stakes world of international diplomacy, Victor Gaetan takes readers to the Holy See to explain Pope Francis' diplomacy, show why it works, and to offer readers a startling contrast with recent U.S. international decisions, especially its militarized approach to foreign policy.

About the Author

Victor is senior international correspondent for the National Catholic Register and a contributor to Foreign Affairs magazine and America. He is an award-winning journalist who has covered Vatican diplomacy on four continents over the past 20 years. He and his family reside in Washington, D.C.

Victor Gaetan chats with Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Pope Francis’ right hand man for foreign policy.

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I expect God’s Diplomats will become a standard reference for scholars of the role of religion in international affairs, and benefit anyone who wishes to understand the impact of Vatican diplomacy, and its surprising ability to alter the views of world leaders as diverse as Vladimir Putin, George W. Bush, and Bashar al-Assad.

Nicolai N. Petro, Professor of Political Science

University of Rhode Island

I'm so impressed by the meticulousness of the research, the breathtaking pace at which Victor Gaetan guides the reader in God's Diplomats through one of the most complex labyrinths on earth (which constantly made me feel I was reading a great spy novel), and the deep faith reflected in his careful historical analysis.

Carlos Eire, Professor of History & Religious Studies

Yale University
author of Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy 

winner of the 2003 National Book Award

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