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Holy See Press Office Communiqué: Audience with the President of the Republic of Haiti, 26.01.2018

This morning, Friday 26 January 2018, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, His Holiness Pope Francis received in audience the President of the Republic of Haiti, Mr. Jovenel Moïse, who subsequently met with His Excellency Msgr. Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

During the cordial discussions, satisfaction was expressed at the good relations between the Holy See and Haiti. In addition, the common wish to strengthen collaboration was emphasized, in order to face various social problems, especially regarding young people, the poor and the most vulnerable, highlighting the significant contribution that the Church offers to the country in the sectors of education, healthcare and charity.

Mention was then made of several matters of national and regional interest, focusing in particular on the persistent problem of emigration and the importance of dialogue to promote social cohesion and the common good.