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Pope meets Bolivia's President Morales, speaks on economic inequality

September 06, 2013

Pope Francis met on September 6 with Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, for a discussion that centered on the social and economic situation in the South American country, and particularly the question of poverty.

The Pope spoke about the need to ease economic inequalities, and called attention to the work of Catholic institutions in providing education, health care, and support for those in need.

The Pope’s conversation with Morales also included a discussion of international affairs, particularly the threat of expanded warfare in Syria.


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