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Liechtenstein Royalty Visit Pope Francis

The historic role of the Catholic Church and the positive contribution she continues to offer to the life of the country were recognized

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Pope Francis received in Audience their serene Highnesses Prince Hans Adam II and Hereditary Prince Alois of the Principality of Liechtenstein.

According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, the discussions were cordial and highlighted the good bilateral relations between the Holy See and Liechtenstein.

“The historic role of the Catholic Church and the positive contribution she continues to offer to the life of the country were recognized,” it noted, adding, “Appreciation was then expressed for the Principality’s efforts in the international sphere, particularly in the protection of human rights.”

After meeting with the Pope, their Highnesses subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, under-secretary for Relations with States.

 

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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