2014-10-03 13:40:00

Pope Francis meets President of Sri Lanka

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met on Friday with the president of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa, who also held talks with the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. During their meeting the Pope and the President discussed the situation in Sri Lanka, with particular reference to recent social and economic progress.

Their discussion also focused on the forthcoming visit that Pope Francis will make to the island nation next January, in the hope that his journey will welcomed as a sign of solidarity with all the people of Sri Lanka and a moment of encouragement for all those working for justice, peace, reconciliation and the common good of the country.

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