Pope Francis Receives Prime Minister of Canada

During Cordial Discussions, They Focused on Themes of Integration and Reconciliation, as well as Religious Freedom and Current Ethical Issues

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This morning, Pope Francis met with Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, the discussions were cordial discussions and emphasized the positive contribution of the Catholic Church to the social life of Canada.
«The parties then focused on the themes of integration and reconciliation, as well as religious freedom and current ethical issues.»
«Finally,» it concluded, «in the light of the results of the recent G7 summit, attention turned to various matters of an international nature, with special attention to the Middle East and areas of conflict.»
After meeting with the Pope, the Prime Minister met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, and 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': or

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