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Uruguay's President Visits Pope

Discuss human rights and peace

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Uruguay’s President Tabaré Ramón Vázquez Rosas visited Pope Francis today in a private audience, going on to meet with the Pope’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
A communiqué from the Vatican press office reported that their cordial discussions noted the historical ties between the Holy See and Uruguay, and their “common interests for the integral development of the human person, respect for human rights, and social peace.”
They spoke of the “role and positive contribution made by Catholic institutions to the society of Uruguay, especially in the areas of human promotion, formation, and aid to those most in need.”
They also discussed the national and regional situation, with special emphasis on democratic institutions and the social and humanitarian situation on the continent.

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