Catholic World News

Pope meets with president of European Commission

June 17, 2013

Pope Francis met on June 15 with José Manuel Durao Barroso, the president of the European Commission.

A Vatican statement released after the meeting reported that the Pope had spoken with Barroso about the process of European integration, the worldwide economic crisis, human rights, and religious freedom, with a special emphasis on the rights of Christian minorities in various countries.

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