Pope Greets Moldovan Authorities


  • Category:

(24 May 10 - RV) This morning, Monday 24 May, Pope Benedict XVI received in audience Mihai Ghimpu, speaker of parliament and acting president of the Republic of Moldova.

In the course of the cordial discussions consideration was given to the situation in the country, with the hope being expressed that all difficulties may be overcome through dialogue. The positive contribution of the Catholic Church's mission in support of the people of Moldova was recognised, and appreciation expressed for the serene dialogue that exists between the Church and the authorities of State.

Finally, opinions were exchanged on certain aspects of current international relations, including the cultural and religious identity of Europe.