|Photo: L'Osservatore Romano|
Prince Stefan is Liechtenstein's new non-resident ambassador to the Holy See. On Thursday, he was received by Pope Francis to present his letter of credence. Prince Stefan was accompanied by his wife Princess Florentine, three of their children as well as his mother Princess Josephine for the occasion. He also presented the Pope with a letter written by Liechtenstein's altar boys and girls.
Prince Stefan previously served as the Principality's ambassador to Germany (2007-2017) and Switzerland (2001-2007). As non-resident ambassador to the Holy See, he follows in the footsteps of Prince Nikolaus, who resigned from his position in July of this year after having served for 31 years. At the time of his resignation, Prince Nikolaus was the longest serving ambassador to the Holy See of all nations and vice dean of the Diplomatic Corps.
More pictures of the audience with the Pope can be found at L'Osservatore Romano.