Pope Francis meets the Minister-President of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday met with the Minister-President of the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, Reiner Haseloff, who also met with the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin.
After the meeting, Mr. Haseloff said they spoke about the 25th anniversary of the re-unification of Germany, as well as the upcoming anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. The Minister-President expressed his hopes the Pope could visit to mark the anniversaries.
In addition, Mr. Haseloff also spoke with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller about the manner in which an ecumenical character could be put on the Reformation anniversary.