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Pope Francis jokes with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic: "I need a translator!"

Pope Francis met with Petr Fiala, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic. The Pope joked with him about the difficulties in communicating with each other.

I can't speak Czech; I need a translator!

The Czech delegation presented Pope Francis with a large reproduction of the Bible and a very special stole with the dove of peace.

It was made by Ukrainian and Czech women. They embroidered it together.

The delegation also gave the Pope a book for the Year of St. Ludmila.

For his part, Pope Francis gave them this year's message of peace and an image of St. Martin handing his cloak to a beggar. 

This is relevant because at this moment you are doing the same for Ukraine.

Before departing, the group all spent a moment in prayer together.