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Pope Francis holds audience with president of Latvia

Pope Francis holds audience with president of Latvia

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Friday met with Raimonds V?jonis, President of the Republic of Latvia, and his wife, Iveta Vejone, in a private audience in the Vatican.

A communique from the Holy See Press Office said, “During the cordial discussions, appreciation was expressed for the cordial bilateral relations and the positive contribution of the Catholic Church to Latvian society. Attention then turned to themes of common interest, such as the acceptance of migrants and the prospects for the future of the European project, focusing on the regional context.”

Mr. V?jonis then met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, and Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

(from Vatican Radio)

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