Pope Francis receives the President of El Salvador

Pope Francis has received the President of the Republic of El Salvador, Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena. During cordial talks, satisfaction for the good relations existing between the Holy See and the Salvadoran State. Particular attention was given to the figure of the Servant of God Oscar Romero, the former Archbishop of San Salvador, and the importance of his witness for the entire nation. Appreciation was expressed for the contributions the Church offers for reconciliation and the consolidation of peace, and in the areas of charitable works, education, and the eradication of poverty and of organised crime. Other ethical issues, such as the defence of human life, of marriage, and of the family, wer …

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