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EU Ambassador presents credentials to Pope Francis

The European Union Ambassador to the Holy See presented his credentials to Pope Francis in a private meeting. Jan Tombinski greeted the pope with a bow and a kiss to the hand. ; After he presented his credentials, he had prepared a speech for Pope Francis. ; "With the most respectful consideration from the president of the European institutions..." The two took their traditional photo and then sat and talked in a more unusual manner. ; Previously, Tombinski was the Polish Ambassador to France and most recently, European Union Ambassador to Ukraine. ; MB CTV -? -BN Up:ag