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Pope Francis meets with Dragan ?ovi? in private audience

Pope Francis meets with Dragan ?ovi? in private audience

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Thursday received in audience Dragan ?ovi?, Croatian Member of the Collegial Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace.

A statement from the Holy See Press Office said, “During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed for the good bilateral relations, consolidated by the Basic Agreement of 2006, and the parties considered the situation of the country, the challenges it finds itself facing and its European aspirations, with an exchange of views on themes of interest such as peace, reconciliation, interreligious dialogue and the presence of the Catholic community in the country.”

It went on to say they also spoke about “various situations in currently international political affairs, with special reference to the regional context”.

Mr. ?ovi? subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

(from Vatican Radio)

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