Pope Francis met with the president of the Republic of the Philippines, Benigno S. Aquino III.
During the cordial discussions, dialogue between the various members of the Filipino society were evoked, as well as the contribution of the Catholic Church to the life of the country. Special reference was made to the peace process in Mindanao, with the hope that commitment from the Parties may guarantee stable and lasting peace throughout the region.
During the heart-warming meeting, they also exchanged various gifts.
Among other issues, they also discussed the international and regional situation, with special reference to the question of climate change and the COP21 Conference in Paris.