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Trinidad’s president meets with Pontiff

Catholic World News - July 09, 2013

Pope Francis received President Anthony Carmona of Trinidad and Tobago in audience on July 6.

A Vatican statement released after the discussion said that the conversation had centered on “the contribution the Catholic Church offers to the population, especially in the fields of education, health and assistance to the needy and vulnerable,” as well as “important themes such as the full formation of the person and the protection of the family.”

“The parties expressed their commitment to fruitful collaboration in supporting the young in the fight against crime and violence,” the statement added.

President Carmona, who assumed office in March, also met with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s secretary of state, and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the secretary for relations with states.

Located off Venezuela’s coast, the nation of 1.2 million is 30% Catholic, 32% Protestant, and 23% Hindu.

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