Italian premier meets with Pope on Euro crisis
August 28, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI met on August 28 with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, for a discussion that focused on the challenges facing the European Union.
The Pope’s meeting with Monti, held at the apostolic palace in Castel Gandolfo, lasted about 45 minutes. It was the first in a series of meetings that the Italian leader has scheduled with key European leaders at a time when the European Union is facing a financial crisis. Monti will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on August 29, and French President Francois Hollande on September 4.