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Pope Francis shakes hands with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, right as he arrives at the Quirinale presidential palace

Pope Francis shakes hands with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, right as he arrives at the Quirinale presidential palace on the occasion of their meeting, in Rome.

Pope Francis visits Italian President Matarella at Quirinale

10/06/2017 11:32

Pope Francis paid an official visit on Saturday to the President of Italy, Sergio Matarella at the Quirinale palace in Rome. During his visit he spoke of  “the Church in Italy as being strongly linked to the soul of the country.”

Pope Francis (left) meets with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on 18 April.

Pope Francis meets with Italian President Sergio Mattarella (right) on 18 April.

Pope Francis: religion should not be confined to 'personal conscience'

18/04/2015 11:54

The development of "a civil, pluralistic society requires” that the “authentic spirit of religion” not be “confined” to “personal conscience but that its significant role" in society is recognized, said Pope Francis.