Pope Francis met in the Vatican on Monday with the President of the Slovenia Republic Borut Pahor to discuss issues of common concern, as well as the challenges facing leaders in the region and in the wider European context.
During the cordial conversation, the pope and the president spoke
about the bilateral relations between Slovenia and the Holy See and the
forthcoming 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic
They also discussed the good relations that exist between the
Catholic Church and the Republic of Slovenia, as well as the importance
of continuing dialogue in order to guarantee fruitful cooperation for
the benefit of the whole of Slovenian society, in particular for the
Following the papal audience, the president also met with Vatican
Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin and with the Secretary for
Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.