Pope meets with leader of European Council
Catholic World News - November 14, 2011
Pope Benedict XVI met on November 12 with Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council.
In a brief statement released after the meeting, the Vatican said that the conversation had centered on “the promotion of human rights and, in particular, of religious freedom.”
A former prime minister of Belgium, Herman Van Rompuy was elected in November 2009 to become the first president of the European Council, a group that includes the heads of government of the European Union nations. This post is distinct from that of the president of the European Commission: a job currently held by José Manuel Barroso.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($126,525 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!