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Pope Francis gives advice to Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament

2013-10-11

Pope Francis met with the president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz. Both leaders discussed how to avoid another tragedy like Lampedusa, where hundreds of African immigrants drowned as they tried to make their way to Europe.   


After their 30 minute meeting, President Schulz talked with the press, discussing the need for European countries to work together on this issue. 

MARTIN SCHULZ 
President of the European Parliament 
"And we must fight against hopelessness, against civil wars, against hunger, with more solidarity, more worldwide cooperation, more development.” 

President Schulz talked about how 25 years ago John Paul II addressed the European Parliament. In fact one of the three books Schulz gave to Pope Francis deal with that very visit. 

MARTIN SCHULZ 
President of the European Parliament
"So you can prepare for your visit to the European Parliament.” 

MARTIN SCHULZ 
President of the European Parliament
"And therefore I thought it was a great chance and a big opportunity to invite himonce more, Pope Francis to address in a foreseeable time, the European Parliament and I think my message was well received and heard.” 

During their conversation, the Pope at times spoke to the president in German. He also gave his some advice in Spanish. 

-"I really appreciate your visit.” 
-"Thank you very much..."
-"Don't ignore the music that young politicians offer.” 

Schulz was accompanied by his collaborators who also got to meet the Pope. Afterward the president, met with the Vatican's Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone. 


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