Pontiff Meets With Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco

Discuss Church’s Contribution to Development of Peoples and Environmental Protection

Pope Benedict XVI received in audience Prince Albert II of Monaco along with his wife, Princess Charlene and members of their entourage.

Shortly after, Prince Albert II met with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.

In a communique released by the Holy See, the discussions that took place during the meeting emphasized the cordial relations that exist between the Holy See and the Principality of Monaco.

Among the several topics discussed, Cardinal Bertone and the Prince of Monaco spoke regarding “the meaningful contribution of the Catholic Church to the principality’s social life and international interests such as the integral development of peoples and the protection of natural resources and the environment.”

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