Date: March 8, 2016
ROC-Holy See ties are going from strength to strength on the back of
expanding exchanges across a broad spectrum of areas, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 6.
During a mass celebrating the third anniversary of the election of Pope Francis at Taipei Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Deputy MOFA Minister Leo Chen-jan Lee said the two sides will continue bilateral cooperation and the promotion of global peace.
As a responsible stakeholder in the global community, Lee said, the ROC has been working with the Holy See over the past year in assisting victims displaced by war in northern Iraq and an earthquake and its aftershocks in Nepal.
Another example highlighting relations between the two sides is a special exhibition of rare treasures on loan from the Vatican underway at Taipei City-based National Palace Museum. It is the largest exhibition outside the Holy See of liturgical artifacts used by popes throughout the centuries, he added. [FULL STORY]