Pope Francis Receives Prime Minister of Poland

During Cordial Discussions, They Discussed Europe, July World Youth Day in Krakow

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This morning, Pope Francis met with Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Beata Szydło.
According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, the discussions were cordial discussions and the positive contribution of the Catholic Church to Polish society was emphasized.
«Particular reference,» it added, «was made to the Holy Father’s upcoming visit to the country during the month of July on the occasion of World Youth Day, and the recent celebrations in Gniezno and in Poznań for the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland, attended by His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin as Papal Legate.»
«Attention,» it continued, «then turned to various themes of common interest, such as the promotion of the family in the current socio-cultural context, and the reception of refugees. Finally, several themes affecting the international community were discussed, such as peace and security, the conflict in Syria and the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and in the Middle East.»
After meeting with the Pope, the prime minister met with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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