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Pope Francis and Macron meet at the Vatican

French President Emmanuel Macron has with Pope Francis at the Vatican where they discussed the future of Europe and the results of the COP26 environmental summit in Glasgow in November.

Both spoke on Friday n private at the Vatican before meeting with Francis’ right-hand man at the Vatican, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who heads the Vatican’s powerful Secretariat of State.

Macron also spoke with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, who handles the Holy See’s relations with states.

“In the course of the talks, a number of international issues were discussed, including environmental protection in the light of the outcome of the recent COP26 in Glasgow,” read a statement from the Vatican (Nov. 26).

“There was also an exchange of views on the prospects for the forthcoming French presidency of the European Union, as well as France’s commitment in Lebanon, the Middle East, and Africa.”

Macron gifted Pope Francis with two books on the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the pope’s religious order.

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