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Pope Meets President of Bolivia

President Morales and Argentine Pontiff Discussed Current Socio-economic Situation of Latin American Country

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This morning, Pope Francis received in audience the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Juan Evo Morales Ayma.
According to a communique released by the Holy See Press Office, the discussions took place in a cordial atmosphere, in which various themes were considered regarding the current socio-economic situation of the country, with special attention to social policy.
“The parties focused on the relations between Church and State, evoking Bolivia’s long Christian tradition and the decisive contribution of the Church to the life of the nation,” the statement continued, noting, “Reference was also made to questions of common interest, such as education, healthcare and assistance to the poor.”
It noted that attention also was given to various international situations.
After meeting with the Holy Father, the president met with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Vatican secretary for Relations with States.

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