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Leader of Antigua and Barbuda Visits Pope

Migrants and climate change among discussion topics

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Today Pope Francis received in audience the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams, and the two discussed migrants and climate change, among other topics.

Williams subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

According to a statement from the Vatican, “During the cordial discussions, emphasis was placed on the good bilateral relations, strengthened during recent years by the appointment of an Ambassador to the Holy See. Attention then turned to the contribution offered by the Catholic Church to the promotion of the protection of the human person, as well as in the sectors of education and assistance to those most in need, and the hope of a fruitful mutual collaboration was expressed.

“Finally, the parties considered some themes of regional and global relevance, with particular reference to migratory flows and climate change.”

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