Pope receives Croatian President Zoran Milanović
By Vatican News staff writer
Pope Francis on Monday morning received in audience at the Vatican Apostolic Palace the president of the Republic of Croatia, Zoran Milanović.
The Croatian president subsequently met with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States.
During the cordial discussions, the parties expressed their appreciation for the good existing bilateral relations, and the intention to further develop collaboration.
They also discussed several international and regional issues, including the situation of the Croatian people in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the course of the encounter, the Holy Father presented the Croatian president with the gift of a mosaic depicting the harvesting of grapes.