Albanian premier meets with Pope Francis
April 24, 2014
Pope Francis met on April 24 with Prime Minister Edi Rama of Albania.
A brief Vatican statement released after the meeting indicated that the Pontiff had spoken with the Albanian leader about Church-state relations, inter-religious dialogue, the Church’s contributions to Albanian society, and the country’s plans for entry into the European Union.
After their meeting, Pope Francis gave a special blessing to the prime minister’s wife, who is expecting a child.