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Pope Francis and resident János Áder of  Hungary Pope Francis and resident János Áder of Hungary  (ANSA)

Pope Francis receives the President of Hungary

Pope Francis receives in audience President János Áder of the Republic of Hungary.

By Vatican News

Pope Francis and János Áder, President of Hungary, looked ahead to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress scheduled to take place in Budapest next September, during a private audience in the Vatican.

A Holy See Press Office statement said talks between the Pope and the President took place in the Secretariat of State on Friday morning.

As well as focusing on the Eucharistic Congress, they expressed appreciation for the good bilateral relations existing between their States, recalling the centenary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Hungary and the thirtieth anniversary of their re-establishment.

They also shared opinions regarding topics such as social justice, the reception of migrants, promotion of the family, safeguarding creation, the present and the future of Europe.

President Áder subsequently, met Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin and the Under-Secretary for Relations with States, Monsignor Miroslaw Wachowski.

14 February 2020, 14:25