Laurent Stéfanini

France and Vatican reach stalemate over approval of 'gay' envoy

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For nine months the Vatican has failed to approve Laurent Stefanini, President Hollande's protocol chief, as next French ambassador to Holy See.

Paper claims pope personally rejected gay French diplomat as ambassador

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Pope Francis allegedly cited displeasure with 2013 gay marriage law in France as one reason for decision to bar Laurent Stéfanini.

France refuses to back down over gay Vatican ambassador

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While the Vatican stalls approval of a gay senior diplomat as France's Holy See envoy, the French government insists on its choice of candidate.

Vatican reportedly snubs France's gay candidate for ambassador

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The Vatican has let three months pass without approving France's proposed new ambassador to the Holy See, a 55-year-old senior diplomat.