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Pope meets with leaders of Uruguay, Cape Verde

Catholic World News - June 03, 2013

Pope Francis met with the presidents of Uruguay and Cape Verde in separate private audiences on June 1 and 3.

Meeting on June 1 with Uruguay’s Jose Alberto Mujica Cordano, the Pope spoke of the situation in that South American country, with a particular emphasis on human rights and social justice, a Vatican statement disclosed.

On June 3, in his meeting with Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca of Cape Verde, the Pope spoke about the juridical status of the Church in that country, and the cultural identity of the heavily Catholic population.

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