Lütfullah Göktaş was awarded the Order of the Vatican State

Turkey’s Vatican Ambassador Lütfullah Göktaş was awarded a state medal by the non secular chief of the Catholics, Pope Francis.

The ceremony of conferment of the Order of the Vatican State, often known as the “Order of Pius”, was carried out in Latin in the Gown Corridor situated on the first flooring of the Papal Palace.


The award of the medal, which is a registration of success and benefit, was made yesterday with a ceremony hosted by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Vatican, Archbishop Edgar Pena Parra.

The Order of Pius, which was established in 1847 with the edict of Pope Pius IX, has been given by the Popes since that point to the names decided from amongst high-ranking international state and authorities officers, in addition to ambassadors working at the Vatican.

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Former King of Spain Juan Carlos I, Former King of Belgium Albert II, Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and present Italian President Sergio Mattarella are amongst the names given the Vatican State Order by the Papacy.

At the ceremony, chaired by Vatican Deputy Prime Minister Pena Parra, Ambassador Göktaş, in addition to ambassadors of Malaysia, Bulgaria, Morocco, Slovenia, Senegal, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil and Costa Rica, have been awarded with the Order of the State.

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Ambassador Göktaş was additionally awarded the Order of the Italian State in December 2018. Göktaş was honored with the title of “Commendatore” by the Presidency of Italy for his optimistic contributions to Turkish-Italian relations.

Göktaş had been the Italian consultant of NTV and Anadolu Company (AA) for a very long time in Rome, the place he went for a grasp’s diploma in the historical past of religions at the Vatican Gregorius College in 1990.


Returning to Turkey after being appointed as the Press Advisor to the Prime Ministry in 2011, Göktaş labored as the Chief Press Advisor to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for 8 years.

Göktaş has been serving as Turkey’s Vatican Ambassador since March 22, 2019.

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