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Holy See (Apostolic Delegate)

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he intends to give full diplomatic recognition to the apostolic delegate from the Holy See.

The United Kingdom has accorded full diplomatic recognition to the Holy See for many years. While the Holy See is represented in London by an apostolic delegate who is not a diplomatic agent, the United Kingdom is of course represented at the Holy See by a legation headed by a minister. This matter is kept under regular review.