Pope receives Greek Foreign Minister

Nikos Dendias and Pope Francis

Nikos Dendias and Pope Francis

Pope Francis received Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in the Vatican on Wednesday to discuss bilateral and regional issues.

The Greek Foreign Minister posted a statement on Twitter saying "in the meeting with Pope Francis, who constitutes a global inspiration for human values, the close Greece-Vatican ties were confirmed."

Dendias also had a meeting with the deputy of the Vatican's Secretary of State, Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra.

According to sources, the Greek Foreign Minister and Pope Francis discussed bilateral issues, regional and international developments, the migration issue and the climate crisis.

Dendias also met with the Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Callagher.

Later, Dendias will address the NATO Defence College in Rome on Greece's foreign policy, NATO's role and the challenges in southern Europe.


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