Pope Francis received Her Excellency Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė,  president  of  the  Republic  of  Lithuania, in a private audience in the Vatican on Thursday. She subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States.Attention then turned to a number of themes of common interest, such as European integration, the need for greater solidarity between nations to face various current challenges, the reception of migrants in Europe, peace and security at regional and international level, the conflict in Ukraine, and the situation in the Middle East, with particular reference to Syria and the Holy Land.

Pope Francis meets with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite during a private audience at the Vatican - AFP


Adopted from Radio Vaticana