VATICAN CITY, 13 NOV 2009 (VIS) - The Holy See Press Office released the following communique at midday today:
"This morning the Holy Father received in audience Gordon Bajnai, prime minister of the Republic of Hungary. The prime minister subsequently went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone S.D.B. who was accompanied by Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.
"In the course of the cordial discussions - having recalled how the bilateral agreements signed over recent years have ratified reciprocal relations - attention turned to certain questions concerning the rapport between the ecclesial and civil communities, and the importance was underlined of continuing dialogue through the appropriate bodies. An exchange of opinions also took place on the current international situation, including the financial crisis in the light of 'Caritas in veritate', and mention was made of the Hungarian presidency of the European Union, due for the first six months of 2011".
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