Pope meets with UN secretary-general
Catholic World News - April 09, 2013
Pope Francis met on April 9 with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, for a conversation that covered humanitarian emergencies and the world’s main trouble-spots.
A statement released by the Vatican after the meeting indicated that the Pope had spoken with the UN leader about areas “where peace and stability are threatened.” The statement mentioned Syria, the Korean peninsula, and Africa.
The talks also included a discussion of responses to humanitarian crises, and efforts to combat human trafficking, the Vatican reported.
“It was an uplifting and hopeful meeting,” Ban Ki-moon told reporters. He added: “Pope Francis is a man of peace and purpose.”
The UN official said that he was “also very heartened by the commitment of Pope Francis to build bridges among the communities of faith.”
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