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Friday, May 27, 2016

Costa Rica at the Vatican

Today, the Holy Father, Pope Francis received in audience the President of the Republic of Costa Rica, His Excellency, Mister Luis Guillermo SolĂ­s Rivera, who subsequently met with His Eminence, Pietro Parolin, the Cardinal Secretary of State, accompanied by His Excellency, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

During the cordial discussions, the good relations between the Holy See and Costa Rica were highlighted, and appreciation was expressed for the contribution that the Church offers especially in the fields of education, health, the promotion of human and spiritual values and charitable activities. Attention then turned to various themes of mutual interest such as the protection of human life, as well as problems of particular current relevance such as migration and drug trafficking.

Finally, mention was made of the regional situation and a number of international issues.
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