Italy's President Napolitano bids Pope farewell
Catholic World News - February 25, 2013
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano met with Pope Benedict XVI in a private audience on Saturday, February 23.
The Italian political leader had requested the meeting, so that he could wish the Pontiff farewell before Benedict XVI leaves office. Ironically, Napolitano had already held a “farewell audience” earlier this month, since the Italian president is approaching the end of his own term.
A brief statement released by the Vatican after the February 23 meeting indicated that it was “particularly warm and cordial, given the mutual respect and familiarity of the two eminent men.”
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