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After abortion clash, Vatican asks Brazil to keep diplomatic status

VATICAN CITY, December 1, 2010 ( – The Vatican is asking Brazil’s leaders to respect a diplomatic agreement they had threatened to nix after the pope and the country’s bishops urged Brazilians to vote in favor of the right to life. The comments were reportedly made in a recent meeting between the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, Dominique Mamberti, and Gilberto Carvalho, chief of staff for Brazilian president Luiz Lula da Silva.  The gathering was held in an apparent attempt to patch up the government’s relationship with the Vatican following the recent bitter presidential election, in which Lula’s handpicked […]