Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on International Religious Freedom Day

Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on International Religious Freedom Day Press Statement October 27, 2019 Freedom of religion is a cherished American value and a fundamental freedom. The Founding Fathers understood religious freedom not as the state’s creation, but as the unalienable birthright of human beings. Today, we commemorate the 21st anniversary of the 1998 International Religious ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine’s Metropolitan Epiphaniy

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine’s Metropolitan Epiphaniy Readout OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON October 23, 2019 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with His Beatitude Metropolitan Epiphaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, Primate of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Secretary Pompeo ...
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Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Imposing Visa Restrictions on Chinese Officials for Repression in Xinjiang

U.S. Department of State Imposes Visa Restrictions on Chinese Officials for Repression in Xinjiang PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE October 8, 2019 The Chinese government has instituted a highly repressive campaign against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) that includes ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Gingrich at the Symposium “Pathways to Achieving Human Dignity: Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations”

Old Synod Hall, Apostolic Palace Vatican City October 2, 2019   Secretary Pompeo, Archbishop Gallagher, Your Excellencies, distinguished guests, and friends – good morning and welcome! I’d like to thank His Eminence Cardinal Parolin, His Excellency Archbishop Gallagher, and the Holy See’s Secretariat of State for their partnership and support in making this symposium possible. ...
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Secretary Pompeo, Archbishop Gallagher to Launch U.S.-Vatican Symposium on Faith-Based Organizations

PRESS RELEASE September 28, 2019 For immediate release Secretary Pompeo, Archbishop Gallagher to Launch U.S.-Vatican Symposium on Faith-Based Organizations VATICAN CITY (September 28, 2019) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will join Holy See Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Gallagher on October 2, 2019, at a symposium in the Old Synod Hall in ...
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World Humanitarian Day Message From Secretary Pompeo

World Humanitarian Day PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 19, 2019 Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we recognize the tireless efforts of humanitarian workers, who every day risk their personal safety on behalf of people whose lives are disrupted when crises hit. We applaud the commitment of humanitarian aid workers who persist ...
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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released the U.S. Department of State’s 43rd annual “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” (Human Rights Reports) on Wednesday, March 13. The Human Rights Reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights in 200 countries and territories, through information from U.S. embassies and consulates abroad, foreign government ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Statement on the Sixth Anniversary of Pope Francis’s Election

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO On the Commemoration of the Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Election March 13, 2019 On behalf of the United States Government, I wish to congratulate His Holiness Pope Francis on the sixth anniversary of his election to the papacy. I appreciate his steadfast leadership in promoting peace and advancing religious freedom and ...
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Sister Orla Treacy Receives International Woman of Courage Award

March 7, 2019 Now in its 13th year, the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award recognizes women around the globe who have demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender equality, and women’s empowerment, often at great personal risk and sacrifice.  Since the inception of this award ...
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