I recently learned that the Vatican is one of the few countries in the world - indeed the only country in Europe - to maintain full diplomatic ties with Taiwan. So I begrudgingly admire the Vatican.
In the (bitter) words of Ocean:
"... Unlike certain other countries, that say they stand for democracy,
freedom of speech, freedom of the press, etc.. So when they have to
choose between a country that has all those and one that has none of
those, they choose to recognize the one that has none of them. Not
naming any names."
You know, read between the lines, so to speak.