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Pope welcomes two new ambassadors: One from Germany, the other from Georgia

Pope Francis welcomed two new Ambassadors to the Vatican. ; From Germany 59 year old Annette Schavan presented her credentials to Pope Francis. She served as a minister of culture under the government of Angela Merkel, but she left in 2013 after being accused of plagiarizing her thesis. ; The second ambassador is Tamar Grdzelidze from Georgia. She has a doctorate degree in Philosophy and Theology from Oxford University. She has also authored several books on ecumenism. ; The Holy See and Georgia established diplomatic relations in 1992. ; JRB/KLH ; CTV -VM -PR Up: KLH ;