2015-05-15 15:23:00

Pope Francis meets President of Romania

(Vatican Radio)  On Friday (May 15th) Pope Francis received in audience at the Vatican Romania’s President Klaus Werner Iohannis during which they discussed bilateral relations and international issues. Romania’s Head of State also held talks with the Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, who was accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.


Please find below an English translation of a communique issued by the Holy See's Press Office following the talks. 

“On the morning of Friday 15 May, the Holy Father Francis received in audience in the Vatican Apostolic Palace the President of Romania, His Excellency Klaus Werner Iohannis, who subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States.

During the cordial discussions, which took place on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Romania on 15 May 1990, the parties focused on bilateral relations characterised by fruitful collaboration, as well as the relations between the State authorities and the local Catholic communities, and the good co-existence of minorities. Attention then turned to issues regarding various regions in the world.”

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