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Holy See Press Office Communiqué: Audience with the President of the Republic of Hungary, 14.02.2020

Today the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Excellency Mr. János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary, who subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by the Reverend Msgr. Mirosław Wachowski, under-Secretary for Relations with States.

During the cordial discussions, which took place in the Secretariat of State, appreciation was expressed for the good existing bilateral relations, recalling the centenary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Hungary and the thirtieth anniversary of their re-establishment, focusing in particular on the celebration of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest the following September.

In addition, various themes of mutual interest were treated, such as social justice, acceptance, the promotion of the family, the protection of creation, as well as the present and the future of Europe.