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The pontiff asked about how education in Latvia strengthens spiritualvalues, as well as about the need to strengthen the institution ofthe family in Latvia.

At the conclusion of their visit, the President and the pope lookedat a copy of a 19th century album, Terra Mariana, which was publishedin just one copy and presented to Pope Leo XIII. The large andcolourful album speaks to the history of Christianity in Livonia.

President Zatlers recalled that the Vatican never recognised Latvia’sincorporation into the USSR and was one of the first states in theworld to recognise its independence after the Soviet Union collapsed.