Guatemala’s president visits Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI received the President of the Republic of Guatemala, Otto Fernando Pérez Molina, on Saturday morning at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. A statement from the Press Office of the Holy See says the Pope and the President held cordial talks during which they expressed satisfaction with the warm relations existing between the two states and appreciation for the contribution that the Church offers to the development of the country, especially in the area of education and the promotion of human and spiritual values, as well as for the Church’s social and charitable activities, particularly during the recent earthquake in the country. The Pope and the President agreed on the need to con …

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