Pope Francis meets with Singapore’s president at the Vatican

pope_francis_meets_president_tony_tan_keng_yam_at_the_vatican_may_28_2016_credit_mary_shovlain_cnaOn Saturday, Pope Francis met with the president of the Republic of Singapore, marking 35 years of diplomatic relations between the Southeast Asian country and the Holy See, and the first ever state visit by a Singaporean president to a Pope.

During the visit, President Tony Tan Keng Yam and the pontiff addressed topics relating to “the importance of interreligious and intercultural dialogue for the promotion of human rights, stability, justice and peace in south-east Asia,” according to a statement by the Holy See press office.  Continue reading…

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