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Haiti: Pope Receives President Jovenel Moïse

Focusing in Particular on the Persistent Problem of Emigration

Pope Francis on January 26, 2018, received in audience in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the President of the Republic of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, who subsequently met with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Vatican Secretary for Relations with States.

During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed at the good relations between the Holy See and Haiti. In addition, the common wish to strengthen collaboration was emphasized, in order to face various social problems, especially regarding young people, the poor and the most vulnerable, highlighting the significant contribution that the Church offers to the country in the sectors of education, healthcare and charity.

Mention was then made of several matters of national and regional interest, focusing in particular on the persistent problem of emigration and the importance of dialogue to promote social cohesion and the common good.

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