Japanese Prince and Princess with the Pope

Pope Francis Meets Japanese Royalty

Prince and Princess Akishino Have 20-minute Private Meeting With Francis

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Yesterday, Pope Francis on Thursday met with Prince and Princess Akishino of Japan for a 20-minute private meeting, reported Vatican Radio.
No statement was issued by the Holy See Press Office.
While Pope Francis gave the couple a copy of his encyclical on the environment ‘Laudato Si’ and a peace medal, the prince and princess gave the Pontiff a porcelain vase and a framed emblem of the Imperial family.
The younger son of Emperor Akihito, the prince is second in line to the throne.

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