Pope Francis received the President of Tunisia, Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, in a private audience at the Vatican on Thursday.
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The meeting was described as a cordial one and common themes were discussed such as the promotion of peace, inter-religious dialogue, and human rights.
A Holy See press conference communiqué described the meeting as a cordial one and said common themes were discussed such as the promotion of peace, inter-religious dialogue, and human rights.
The Catholic Churches’ contribution to the wellbeing of Tunisian citizens –particularly the poor and those in need - in the area of social work, healthcare and education was underscored.
Pope Francis and the President also examined issues of regional and international interest, with special attention being paid to the situation in the Mediterranean basin.
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