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Pope Francis Receives Prime Minister of Canada

During Cordial Discussions, They Focused on Themes of Integration and Reconciliation, as well as Religious Freedom and Current Ethical Issues

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.

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':

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