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Thursday, October 13, 2011

HOLY FATHER RECEIVES THE PRESIDENT OF HONDURAS

VATICAN CITY, 13 OCT 2011 (VIS) - "This morning the Holy Father Benedict XVI received in audience Porfirio Lobo Sosa, president of the Republic of Honduras. 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", according to a communique released at midday today by the Holy See Press Office.

"During the cordial discussions appreciation was expressed for the great contribution the Church makes to development in Honduras, especially in the fields of education and healthcare. Emphasis was also given to the importance of continuing to foment reconciliation, mutual understanding, solidarity and peace in the country, in a persistent search for the common good.

"The parties went on to take note of the improved situation of Honduras' international relations, as well as giving attention to other questions regarding the international scene".
OP/ VIS 20111013 (160)

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