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Pope discusses economic crisis with Croatia's president

2013-10-10

Pope Francis met with Croatias president, at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. The Thursday morning visit, marked Ivo Josipovics first diplomatic meeting with the Pope.    

With the help of a translator, they discussed the economic crisis, and also the country's long standing Catholic tradition. In fact, it's estimated that roughly 85 percent of the country's population is Catholic.  They also talked about the situation of Croatians who live in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

As far as their bilateral relationship, they discussed four recent agreements that promote higher collaboration between the Church and Croatia. The country's recent entry into the European Union was also mentioned. 

As a gift, the president gave the Pope a framed image, while Pope Francis gave the president a medallion from his pontificate. 


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