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The Pope and President Obama Discuss Common Commitment to Eradicate Trafficking

March 27th, 2014

ICE.gove_trafficing-225x225The Vatican Press Office released a statement regarding Thursday morning’s meeting between Pope Francis and U.S President Barack Obama. The statement notes that the two leaders discussed “current international themes” and expressed the hope that “in areas of conflict there would be respect for humanitarian and international law and a negotiated solution between the parties involved.”

The statement goes on to say that in the context of bilateral relations between the U.S. and the Holy See, the Pope and the President discussed “questions of particular relevance for the Church in that country, such as the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection, as well as the issue of immigration reform.”

Finally the statement notes that Pope Francis and President Obama spoke of a “common commitment to the eradication of human trafficking.

 Text from the Vatican Radio website.


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