Pope Francis met with President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, this morning.
According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office today noting their discussions were cordial, it stressed that the parties evoked the good bilateral relations between the Holy See and the Baltic country, which the Pope visited in September 2018, on the centenary of the nation’s independence, during his visit there and to Lithuania and Estonia.
ZENIT’s Deborah Castellano Lubov was on the papal flight to the Baltic Countries.
The social and religious situation in Latvia was discussed by the Pope and the president, the statement noted, adding that various themes of an international nature were considered, “such as peace and security in the region, the prospects for the future of the European project and care for the environment.”
After meeting with the Pope, the president met with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Under-Secretary for Relations with States, Msgr. Antoine Camilleri.