Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 April 2014

POPE’S AUDIENCE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA: APPRECIATION FOR THE CHURCH’S COMMITMENT TO PEACE


 

POPE’S AUDIENCE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA: APPRECIATION FOR THE CHURCH’S COMMITMENT TO PEACE

 

VATICAN, Holy See, April 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Today, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father Francis received in audience Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of the Republic of Liberia, who subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by the secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti.

During the cordial discussions, emphasis was placed on the good relations between the Holy See and Liberia, and satisfaction was expressed regarding the positive progress made in strengthening the country’s democratic structures. Particular appreciation was shown for the Church’s commitment to peace and national reconciliation, as well as her important contribution in the fields of social welfare and education.

Finally, there was an exchange of views on the current international and regional situation, with special reference to areas of crisis.

 

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Vatican Information Service (VIS)


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