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Pope Francis Receives President of Republic of Paraguay

Integral Development of the Human Person, Struggle Against Poverty, and Social Peace Were Discussed

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Pope Francis received in audience the president of the Republic of Paraguay, Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara, this morning.
According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, the discussions were cordial, highlighting the good existing relations between the Holy See and Paraguay.
A number of issues of mutual interest were emphasized, such as the integral development of the human person, the struggle against poverty, and social peace. From this perspective, the collaboration of the Catholic Church was noted, along with her contribution in the social and educational fields, and in aid to those most in need.
The conversation continued with an exchange of views on the regional political and social situation, with special reference to the development of democratic institutions.
After meeting with the Pope, the President of the Republic of Paraguay met with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.

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