The canonization of Mother Teresa at the Holy See attracted worldwide attention. Vice President Chen, acting as Taiwan's deputy head of state, attended a formal and public international event held by a diplomatic ally. With the world watching, he interacted with senior Holy See clergy members and envoys from around the globe. This clearly demonstrated the Holy See's friendship toward Taiwan, and highlighted our religious freedom and democracy. The visit thus helped to strengthen the alliance of shared values between Taiwan and the Holy See, enhanced our nation's international status, and burnished Taiwan's positive image.