|Vatican||HOLY SEE OPENS DIPLOMATIC TIES WITH COOK ISLANDS|
The Vatican has announced the establishment
of formal diplomatic relations with the Cook Islands.
Located between New Zealand and Hawaii, have independent status under the protective aegis of New Zealand. 3000 of its 19,000 inhabitants are Catholics. They belong to a single diocese dependent upon Suva.
Catholic World News reports that the new pact, announced on April 29, brings to 170 the total number of nations with formal diplomatic ties to the Holy See.
|11:40am 30/4/99 / Catholic World News|