Malta’s president meets with Pope
December 19, 2016
Pope Francis received Malta’s president, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, in a December 17 audience.
Coleiro Preca also met with the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States.
According to the Holy See Press Office, the parties discussed the nation’s Catholic identity—the Catholic faith is Malta’s state religion—as well as “the relevant role of the Church in promoting the human and cultural progress of society.”
The parties also discussed migration, regional conflicts, and “the importance of dialogue between religions and cultures.”
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- Comunicato della Sala Stampa: Udienza al Presidente della Repubblica di Malta, 17.12.2016 (Holy See Press Office)
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