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Friday, December 10, 2010


VATICAN CITY, 10 DEC 2010 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today:

  "This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Dalia Grybauskaite, president of the Republic of Lithuania. The president subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. who was accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.

  "During the cordial discussions attention was focused on the positive presence of the Catholic Church in the life and history of the country, with the joint desire being expressed to strengthen existing bilateral relations. Furthermore a fruitful exchange of opinions took place on the role of Lithuania as it prepares to assume the presidency of the OSCE, as well as on the current economic and social situation, with particular reference to families and young people".
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