Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2016 Proceedings
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 6886-6893
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.0628
Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
The Vatican, the Holy See, in the current period of our History is an important axis in the changes that are happening in mankind worldwide, always looking for the common good. It is a fact that the Pope Francis is one of the most recognized leaders that represent a remarkable influence during this second decade of the 21st century, and it is to be expected that his leadership will lead to changes for the international community in order to promote peace, stability and harmony.

Considering the geopolitical perspective, the Vatican and the Pope Francisco have proven to express an important influence to deliver and share to mankind relevant messages and suggestions that both, leaders from Governments and of important international organizations, are always open to listen and to understand.

It is interesting to analyze the impact that the Holy See has in order to influence in a positive manner in geopolitics, for the benefit of the common good. First of all, it is undeniable the global political leadership by the Pope Francis; Second, it is relevant to consider the influence of Christianity as an important ideological support of the Western world and that it even have an important friendly dialogue with other faiths and religions; and third, it is important to take in to account the influence and diplomacy of the Holy See, which has proven important contributions in benefit of resolving international conflicts.

This research analyzes interesting messages and press releases through which the Holy See and greatly with the inspiration of Pope Francis, has made important contributions for the good of mankind in the promotion of the common welfare for all, bringing a series of teachings and useful guidelines to consider in the ongoing global crisis that faces the international community in this century.
Holy See, Pope Francis, press releases.