Writer’s bio

M ember of the order of professional journalists in Italy, Francois Vayne lives and works in Rome. Current director of the Communications Service of the Grand Magisterium of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in the Vatican – working in service of a “culture of meeting” in the Holy Land and in the Middle-East – his personal blog is that of a journalist without borders.
22 June 2018

“Encouraging the inhabitants of the Holy Land not to despair, only dialogue will contribute to building lasting peace”

An interview with Father Jean-Jacques Pérennès, director of the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem François Vayne http://www.lastampa.it/2018/06/09/vaticaninsider/encouraging-the-inhabitants-of-the-holy-land-not-to-despair-only-dialogue-will-contribute-to-building-lasting-peace-VqnF5jtdp3KQv1grlLW1MI/pagina.html
19 March 2018

“God believes in young people and entrusts them with responsibilities without hesitation”

A conversation with Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops François Vayne http://www.lastampa.it/2018/02/08/vaticaninsider/eng/inquiries-and-interviews/god-believes-in-young-people-and-entrusts-them-with-responsibilities-without-hesitation-WViiqL99LkzHQ02pZHYcyL/pagina.html
20 January 2018

Custodians of a spirit of fraternity in the Holy Sites

Interview with Father Custos Francesco Patton François Vayne http://www.lastampa.it/2017/11/24/vaticaninsider/eng/inquiries-and-interviews/custodians-of-a-spirit-of-fraternity-in-the-holy-sites-pAcvVbVlwaaI9teLZEQl4J/pagina.html
24 July 2017

We must show Eastern Christians our closeness

An interview with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches François Vayne http://www.lastampa.it/2017/07/20/vaticaninsider/eng/inquiries-and-interviews/we-must-show-eastern-christians-our-closeness-2bjVt15NgQ6JJiNU3CNYpL/pagina.html
10 January 2017

A diplomacy of small steps to build trust

Interview with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See’s Secretariat of State François Vayne Vatican Insider (La Stampa) http://www.lastampa.it/2017/01/10/vaticaninsider/eng/inquiries-and-interviews/a-diplomacy-of-small-steps-to-build-trust-zxXkkGXl00SM7dJ4FGTwRL/pagina.html
6 November 2016

Our response to a “piecemeal third world war” is to promote peace “piecemeal”, one piece at a time

Interview with Maria Voce, President of the Focolare Movement, which is organising a meeting at UNESCO on 15th November called “Reinventing peace”   http://www.lastampa.it/2016/10/29/vaticaninsider/eng/inquiries-and-interviews/our-response-to-a-piecemeal-third-world-war-is-to-promote-peace-piecemeal-one-piece-at-a-time-mSS0YhTDP7iiBRVXvqB06J/pagina.html