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Pope Francis Receives Prime Minister of Poland

During cordial discussions, Poland’s government’s commitment to receiving refugees from Ukraine, Middle East was noted

This morning, Pope Francis met with Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.

According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, the discussions were very cordial, where the good existing bilateral relations between the Holy See and Poland were emphasized, along with the “fruitful collaboration” between the Church and State.

“Various themes of mutual interest were considered,” the statement said, “such as family policy and the protection of creation, with a view to the United Nations Conference on climate change to be held in Katowice in December 2018, and several matters of an ethical nature.”

“Attention,” it noted, “turned to the European and international situation, with particular reference to the reception of refugees and the commitment of the Polish government in favor of refugees from Ukraine and the Middle East.”

After meeting with the Pope, the prime minister met with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior 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, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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