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President Kiska to meet Pope Francis

PRESIDENT Andrej Kiska will conduct an official visit to the Vatican on April 8-9 visiting Pope Francis, the Vatican’s Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and President of Italy Sergio Mattarella.

Pope Francis(Source: Andrew Medichini/SITA)

“Official visit of Andrej Kiska to the Vatican confirms the high level of relations between Slovak Republic and the Vatican as well as [relationship between] the state and the Catholic Church in Slovakia,” reads the President Office’s press release.

The aim of the visit is to evaluate the current state of mutual cooperation and point to new possibilities on how to improve it. Moreover state representatives will discuss the latest world-wide happenings.

In addition, the president is set to meet his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella, with whom he is expected to discuss bilateral ties and current topics on the European agenda, with special focus on developments in the eurozone and the creation of an energy union. Also broached will be issues pertaining to Ukraine and the EU’s southern neighbourhood policy, the TASR wrote. 

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