The Pope receives the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

2013-07-06 Vatican Radio

Pope Francis on Saturday morning received in audience the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona.
Afterwards President Carmona also met with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, and with the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti.

The focus of the cordial talks was on the contribution that the Catholic Church offers to the population, especially to the most needy and vulnerable, in the areas of education, health and assistance.

And the hope was expressed for a fruitful collaboration, both in supporting the needs of young people and in the fight against crime and violence.

Finally, some issues of great importance were touched upon, such as the integral formation of the person and the protection of the family.