Dominica’s Ambassador to Holy See presents credentials

Lambert meets with Pope Francis
Lambert meets with Pope Francis

His Excellency Edward Lambert Dominica’s nonresident Ambassador to the Holy See has presented his credentials to the Holy Father Pope Francis.

Ambassador Lambert did so at a short ceremony at the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican (the Holy See) in mid-December 2014.

Ambassador Lambert described his appoint as a privilege and an honour to continue service to Dominica.

“It was a privilege and an eye opening experience to meet not only with the Holy Father Pope Francis but also the Secretary of State and the other officers of the Holy See,” he said. “I have come to the realization that a number of social issues on the church’s agenda such as tackling unemployment, stewardship of the environment and caring for the disadvantaged and disposed connect with and are issues on the agenda of the Government of Dominica.”

Pope Francis welcomed Ambassador Lambert and described the work of Ambassadors as very noble.

“I warmly welcome you and hope that every time you enter this house that you feel at home,” he stated. “I extend our welcome and respect for you and for your people and the heads of your government. I greet you and wish your work to be fruitful, to be fertile. The work of an ambassador lies in small steps, small things, but they always end up making peace, bringing closer the hearts of people, sowing brotherhood among peoples. This is your job, but with little things, tiny things.”

Dominica and the Holy See established diplomatic relations in 1982.

Lambert after meeting with the Pope
Lambert after meeting with the Pope

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45 Comments

  1. Sam Donaldson
    February 8, 2015

    his credentials is in making lime juice .

    • Domerican/Possie
      February 10, 2015

      I can’t stop laughing at that comment. Funny, funny, funny.

  2. truth
    February 7, 2015

    Congratulations Mr. Lambert. In the Pope words ” your work lies in small steps, small things but they always end up making PEACE and bring closer the hearts of people.” Your job now is to ensure the olive branch extended bring PEACE between our two leaders, speaker of the House of Assemble and Dominicans on a whole, then we will say your work bear good fruit as Ambassador to the Holy See. All eyes are on you now.

    • The Facts
      February 8, 2015

      You know he does not reside in Dominica. Peace commences from within. Every D/can national has an obligation to be peaceful, keep the peace, propagate it and maintain it. You are no exception. Each one must do their part.
      Be careful you blame the wrong person for lack of peace in D/ca. You know you can bring the horse to the water but you cannot make it drink. Therefore do not implicate him in this internal/domestic affair. Take a look around you and the activities of those who do not live in peace and harmony among others. Decide who they are.
      Some people can live at peace but there are others who cannot. You should know it takes one person to commence lack of peace; that some people cannot live at peace and do not allow others to live in peace. They are always stirring up trouble which creates and contributes to lack of peace, divisions and disunity.
      God who knows and reads hearts knows this much more than I do and who they are.

  3. Passion
    February 7, 2015

    I am ashamed of you people.. Do your research and then comment.. God is present and listening…

    • Francisco Telemaque
      February 7, 2015

      Nonsense; if God said he does not hear sinners prayer, why would he be listing to the nonsense taking place in false religion?

      You had better get a King James version of the Bible and read it: You should ask God to give you the knowledge to understand what you read. If you study to show yourself approved unto God, you will be able to identify the truth of God, from the rubbish some so called preachers talk, you had better know what God want you to do by reading his words, rather than listening to people especially those involved in Roman Catholicism. And if you believe Roosevelt sending some man to Rome to bow in front of another sinful man is going to gain favor from God that is the biggest mistake of your life!

      • The Facts
        February 8, 2015

        You have it all wrong due to your lack of godly enlightenment. If only you knew, were smart, broadminded and intelligent, you would know that the Catholic Church is not a false religion. It was established 2000 years ago by Our Lord Jesus Christ. All other religions, as yours which came after the Catholic Church was established “are the false religions.” This is why the Catholic Church has so many enemies among some of you commencing with the influence of Satan. Satan knows which Church is The One Our Lord established on earth. You could ask him and he will inform you for he knows more than you do.
        As The Mother of God, The Ever Blessed Virgin Mary said, “He with his angelic power. God did not take it from him…” when he was thrown out of Heaven and for a good purpose, to tempt humanity.
        One day you will find out when Our Lord Jesus Christ himself will reveal it to you and other enemies of this Church He established, namely The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

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    • The Facts
      February 8, 2015

      He is indeed – always. As Our Lord Jesus Christ said, “By your words you will be acquitted and by your words you will be condemned.”
      If only they would keep this in mind. Some quote from the Bible but they do not practice what they preach, what is contained in the Bible. Consider who will be more severely punished. On that day they will find out how they have done on this earth with the free mind and will that God gave them including a mouth and fingers.

  4. out of south city
    February 6, 2015

    The catholic church, and all other churches, have too much control over peoples’ minds. These control systems have peoples’ minds locked up and they can’t even use their imaginations or minds to critically think for themselves. That’s what religion does to people. That is one of the tools of slavery, in that case, mental slavery. Why can’t we, or why don’t we want to liberate ourselves from these man-made religions?
    Why are we indebted to men, who also have their problems, and of whose lifestyles we don’t even know about when they are behind closed doors?
    We a part of the universe and we need to know how to function, according to the laws of the universe. In other words we need to be in tuned with the universe. The universe is a circle and we are in the middle of it. Our imaginations should not be locked up with some “spirit” that we can’t see or even know what it looks like. Someone said, “if the son of god is a white man, then god must be a white man.”
    Some food for…

    • Francisco Telemaque
      February 7, 2015

      Why are we indebted to men, who also have their problems, and of whose lifestyles we don’t even know about when they are behind closed doors?

      That is an important question, none of us believers in God owes any debt nor loyalty to man on earth. Our loyalty is to God, and we go to him through Jesus Christ. Jesus said ” I am the way the truth and the light no man cometh to the father but by me.” Everything thaught about God should be taken from the Bible, anything preached should be the word of God, anything else no matter how great the words, they are simply the philosophy of man which matters not to God. Someone said; God is in it or something to the effect. You would be surprise to know that God is not in anything you see taking place in Roman Catholic thing in Rome, or anywhere else!

      The rituals of man has nothing to do with God, as God said for in vane they worship me.

      • The Facts
        February 8, 2015

        Your comments reek of also lack of humility, stubbornness, rebelliousness and disobedience. You do not have the basic common sense to have respect for the religion of others. You do not realize it is a grievous sin to attack the religion of others and it is against the Second Commandment of God which Our Lord said, “The Second is like it, the First”, love God and love others. God will deal with you in time.

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  5. The Facts
    February 6, 2015

    Congratulations Mr. Lambert on your appointment as Ambassador to the Holy See. God of all knows you and also what your credentials are to deserve this important appointment. Please keep Dominicans informed of your activities to the Holy See. Some of them, no exception, some Catholics who claim to be practicing ones are ignorant of your appointment and why your name and appointment should be mentioned in our Catholic Church.
    God bless you and all your endeavors!

  6. Papa Dom
    February 6, 2015

    Is it see or sea?

    • The Facts
      February 6, 2015

      I will not give you thumbs down. Hopefully, your question was not meant to be sarcastic. It is “Holy See”. Those who are not familiar with the word “See” is within their right to innocently ask. All Catholics should be familiar with it. We have heard it many times.

      As knowledgeable Catholics know, the Pope is based on the See of St. Peter; succession of St. Peter.
      Recall what Our Lord said to Peter: “Thou art Peter and upon this Rock I will build ‘MY CHURCH. . . . ‘”
      The Holy See – Bishop’s diocese – the area that is under the jurisdiction of a bishop or archbishop.
      Bishop’s power – the position or authority of a bishop or archbishop.

      Holy Father Pope Francis is also named and called the Bishop of Rome. He is, of course, the highest Hierarchy of the Catholic Church in Rome and the entire worldwide Catholic Church.
      He is called Holy Father because he is the Head, the Leader of the Catholic Church, representing Our Lord Jesus Christ on earth, His Catholic…

      • The Facts
        February 6, 2015

        Our Lord Jesus Christ on earth, His Catholic flock.

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      • RastarMarn
        February 8, 2015

        Answer me this, why does most of the biblical figures only have one Name, actually even Jesus himself does not have a last name as Christ is merely a title and not a name so explain why the names were just first names, Mathew, Mark, Luke, John, Jacob, Moses all these fellows only had one name no last/surname,,,

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      • Francisco Telemaque
        February 9, 2015

        Facts, the Word Catholic, simply defines as “the foundation of Churches,” Roman, Catholic, or Protestants they are all Catholics, Now Roman Catholic is a different game altogether! Say I told you the name of the organization God could care less about.

        Nevertheless, he cares about only those who does the will of his father!

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    • Francisco Telemaque
      February 6, 2015

      It is actually See, whatever that means: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      It is the world’s smallest independent state with a population
      of about 800 people and an area of 0.44 km² (0.17 sq mi).

      Located within the Vatican City, they say it is the Apostolic Palace, the residence of the Pope.

      Vatican City State is the territory of the Holy See (Sancta Sedes), the episcopal jurisdiction and the central government of the Catholic Church.

      Although the Holy See is closely associated with the Vatican City, it is distinct from the Holy See. The Holy See, not the Vatican City, maintains diplomatic relations with other sovereign states and foreign embassies are accredited to the Holy See, and it is the Holy See that establishes treaties and concordats governing relations between the Papacy and other entities. Perhaps it is because of such treaty Skerrit paid five hundred thousand dollar to buy bishop in Dominica.

      • The Facts
        February 8, 2015

        Telemaque, keep quiet! You are not a Catholic. You know absolutely nothing about this. You are projecting your ignorance and made a fool of yourself. People as you lead others astray with your foolishness which is obviously false and far from accurate. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen:

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    • RastarMarn
      February 8, 2015

      Holy See |ˈˌhoʊli ˈsi|
      the papacy or the papal court; those associated with the pope in the government of the Roman Catholic Church at the Vatican.

      Everything established by these fellows are concept of administration (control) of the ones who are blinded by “Light” enlightenment and concepts based on fictions, the see is the highest court on this earth and is controlled and manipulated by the members whom pledge allegiance to the concept of Christ-ian-ity,,,

  7. Marcus Hill
    February 6, 2015

    AA Ma Jack you doh hear Lambot is Ambassador? Wey Papa!! So now we have Ambassador L!!!

    • The Facts
      February 6, 2015

      As a Dominican, you should be proud of him and congratulate him. Always wish others well, especially those who deserve it.

  8. be responsible
    February 6, 2015

    This video is an eye opener. Remember some time ago the PM got an award from the a Grand Knight Award by another religious body (high level delegation of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George). State and Church are the same. Dont ever believe they have been separated.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEydmE57Vew&list=PLNnwm4MqFs6A9r3mjuJKY2zmDOrpRryY5

    • The Facts
      February 6, 2015

      The Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, the Grand Knights fall under the jurisdiction of the Pope.

      It was always and continues to be Our Lord Jesus Christ meant and wants that Church and State should be one and the same, cooperating with also morals and principles. Through the years, some members of humanity have chosen to fall away from the Church and want their own way also adopting and legislating immorality in the land.
      Keep in mind on that day God will judge us by what we say and do. Governments who are human beings and who represent the people are no exception. They will be, the more, held accountable to God for their actions and legislation, if they are not conducive to God’s Law and expectation. Need I say more?

  9. dominica
    February 6, 2015

    Why does Mr Lambert going to the Vatican have to be announced in church. I don’t get it, he is representing Dominica to the Vatican, what the relationship with that being announced in church. Some people are really small minded

    • PS
      February 6, 2015

      Because the Vatican, the Holy See and the Catholic Church are one and the same thing, just like the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit!

    • The Facts
      February 6, 2015

      You are the one who is small-minded, not to comprehend that. Pray to God for this enlightenment.

  10. Ma Moses
    February 6, 2015

    Pope Francis is struggling to clean up his own church and he has my full sympathy. But that church has become too sleazy and insincere for my liking so I will not set foot in it again or contribute my money to its restoration funds but confer with with the Good Lord in private and certainly add prayers for Pope Francis.

    • Peace
      February 6, 2015

      Okay, Ma Moses. But if I ever see you in that church again, I giving you a kick in you bam-bam :-D

      • The Facts
        February 8, 2015

        You made me laugh. :lol: :lol: :lol: She is ignorant of God and of the Church and what it stands for. She does not realize that she cannot save herself by her own exertion. She needs the Church and she does not know it. I can inform you this is the work of Satan who does not want her to be saved but for his eternal cauldron of everlasting fire.
        Furthermore, she appears not to know that Our Lord said, “Where two or more are gathered in My Name, there I am in their midst. . .” You can rest assured He is blessing everyone who is present.

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    • The Facts
      February 8, 2015

      If you view Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) and EWTN Global Catholic Radio you will learn much. For the time being you appear to be residing in darkness and lack of Catholic knowledge.
      For your information, the late, wise and holy US Archbishop Fulton Sheen had a radio program. His words are still broadcasted on EWTN – TV and Radio. Read this carefully. He said: “Before God chastises the world (this means humanity), He will first cleanse His Church.” This is what has been occurring. The world is next. You know what is occurring in the world which I need not elaborate on.
      Do not blame the Church in general. There are some good, holy priests as well as the laity. Some people became priests under false pretexts. Just as much as some people got married under false pretext and even got jobs under same.
      I do not hear anyone of you commenting against married men of all who did/do not honor their marriage vows but you choose to speak ill against the Church.

  11. Goodwill
    February 6, 2015

    Congratulations your Excellency Mr Lambert!

  12. lulu
    February 6, 2015

    that was not mentioned in any catholic church. I am a practicing catholic and go to church every sunday. What do we stand to benefit from that. Let me leave that damn church. Politics in church?

    • be responsible
      February 6, 2015

      then your purpose for being in “church” is wrong. We too like to follow and join. You can still be “saved” even if you do not subscribe to any religious denomination or attend any service/mass. The brainwash still lives i see.

    • The Facts
      February 6, 2015

      You cannot be a faithful Catholic who believes all what The One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church believes and teaches. When last you prayed the “I Believe in God . . .”, the Catholic Creed?
      Your words are sinful and that of a traitor; even a heretic. You are another one who lacks broad-mindedness and spiritual enlightenment. You have a lot to learn. I feel sorry for you.
      As a Christian Catholic, you do not even know that this is The One and Only Church Our Lord Jesus Christ established on earth which will lead you to Heaven, if you practice this faith as you should. It alone has the full deposit of faith, a mandate given to It by Our Lord Jesus Christ. This is The Only Church which will remain until the end of time, whether we are still alive or not. On that inevitable day, all will be revealed to everyone who has ever lived.
      It was appropriate that Mr. Lambert who is Ambassador to the Holy See should be mentioned in Church. Make it your duty to know about your…

      • The Facts
        February 6, 2015

        Make it your duty to know about your faith. Your Catholic ignorance is also showing.
        Catholics were informed about him and his important title for good reasons and about one who is a Dominican-born. It was meant for your information, to keep you informed of what is occurring in the Catholic Church. Sadly, you did not have the mortal and spiritual common sense to comprehend the reason why he was mentioned in Church.

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  13. frankly
    February 6, 2015

    I will say this a a practicing catholic. This does not represent me at the Holy See. good for pope Francis to kick him out.

  14. Titiwi
    February 6, 2015

    That makes me feel ill, honestly guys, feel like throwing up.

    • The Facts
      February 6, 2015

      Satan would make such a comment including those who are influenced by him and are his followers. It figures why you make such a demonic statement. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted:

  15. alas
    February 6, 2015

    you failed to inform me on what does Dominica and Dominicans stand to benefit from this………this is a 1st
    what agenda you talking about?
    de PM is now an official member of de Constantine Order………..that’s de only reason why we now have a resident ambassador to the Vatican…….dat position can only benefit SKERRIT.
    when an official comes down he throwing 2 pennies in de cookie jar to support de church reconstruction
    all you show a nasty example and we standing on de side looking at all you all de time…..i will not dare come to close to breathe de same air with all you

    • The Facts
      February 6, 2015

      You are so wrong! What a manner of thinking and error you committed! Apprise yourself of the reason and cease putting politics in it as usual.

  16. HUh
    February 6, 2015

    what were the credentials?

    • PS
      February 6, 2015

      I don’t know my friend but in this case creative credibility may be more appropriate.

  17. really
    February 6, 2015

    This really cracks me up

    • The Facts
      February 6, 2015

      He who laughs last laughs best. As I always state, you will find out on Judgment Day who will get the best laugh. It will not be you. :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :twisted: :twisted:

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