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.