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November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."
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Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

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Pope Francis meets with Greek President, Karolos Papoulias

2014-03-28

Pope Francis met with Karolos Papoulias, the president of Greece, one of the European countries worst affected by the economic crisis.

During their audience, they talked about the social consequences of the crisis. In a joint statement, they expressed their concern for the future of Christians in the Middle East, political instability, and that of conflict areas around the world.

The two leaders also talked about shared interests like the "legal state of religious communities,” the "role of religion in society,” and "ecumenical collaboration.

Pope Francis gave the president a medallion of the Angel of Peace, similar to what he gave Barack Obama, as well as a copy Evangelii Gaudium. Papoulias gave the Pope a book titled "The Splendor of Orthodoxy.”

Greece has the highest unemployment rates in Europe, currently at 27.5 percent.


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