Official name
Form of government
Ecclesiastical elective monarchy
Head of State
Pope Francis
Prime Minister
Pietro Parolin
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Paul Richard Gallagher
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
13 March 1920

Political relations

Bilateral relations between Serbia and the Holy See have been qualitatively improved in the last three years. President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić paid an official visit to the Vatican, on 12 September 2019. On that occasion, President Vučić had an audience with Pope Francis and a conversation with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Peter Parolin. The official visit of the previous Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić to the Holy See was realized in January 2018. The State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin paid a two-day visit to the Republic of Serbia. Serbia, in June 2018 on the occasion of the opening of the new headquarters of the International Bishops' Conference of St. Cyril and Methodius in Novi Sad.


Economic relations



Bilateral agreements

Agreement on Cooperation between the Republic of Serbia and the Holy See in the Field of Higher Education, signed on: 27 June 2014


Contact information

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Vatican:

Apostolic nunciature in Belgrade: 00 381 (0) 11 30 85 356, e-mail:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

Department for Neighbouring Countries and SEE, tel. 00 381 (0) 11 30 68 280, e-mail: