Switzerland officially opened its embassy to the Holy See in Rome on Wednesday evening.

During the ceremony, Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis emphasized the similarities between his state and the Vatican. He pointed to the Italian language, Christian values, Catholic faith and foreign policy principles.

Friendly relations since 1506

”We are both small states, both neutral with universal aspirations, both committed to constantly seeking peace and help for the weak, ” Cassis said.

The minister signed the official document of consecration together with the Vatican Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.

Parolin emphasized the friendly relations between Switzerland and the Holy See. Like Cassis, he praised the Swiss Guard, which has protected popes since 1506.

Switzerland and the Holy See had decided in 2020 to establish a Swiss Embassy in Rome. The Vatican has had a nunciature in Switzerland since 1586.

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