The European Union Ambassador to the Holy See presented his credentials to Pope Francis in a private meeting.
Jan Tombinski greeted the pope with a bow and a kiss to the hand.
After he presented his credentials, he had prepared a speech for Pope Francis.
"With the most respectful consideration from the president of the European institutions..."
The two took their traditional photo and then sat and talked in a more unusual manner.
Previously, Tombinski was the Polish Ambassador to France and most recently, European Union Ambassador to Ukraine.