Posted by: africanpressorganization | 11 September 2014

Dialogue, religious freedom and rejection of extremism and violence at the centre of the Pope’s meeting with the president of Tunisia


 

Dialogue, religious freedom and rejection of extremism and violence at the centre of the Pope’s meeting with the president of Tunisia

 

VATICAN, Holy See, September 11, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Today the Holy Father Francis received in audience Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, president of the Tunisian Republic, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States.

During the cordial discussions, various themes of common interest were reviewed, such as the promotion of peace, interreligious dialogue and human rights, with particular reference to the defence of freedom of conscience and religious freedom, as well as the refusal of every form of extremism or violence. The Parties noted the commitment of the Catholic Church in social issues and the fields of health and education, in the service of all Tunisian citizens, especially the poorest and most in need.

Finally, various questions of an international and regional nature were examined, paying special attention to the situation in the Mediterranean Basin.

 

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Vatican Information Service (VIS)


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