My conversation with the Pope was devoted to social issues – Polish Prime Minister

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said after an audience with Pope Francis in the Holy See on Monday that it focused on social matters, as well as the situation in Russia and Ukraine.
The audience lasted around 40 minutes. The Polish PM was accompanied by his family.

After the audience, PM Morawiecki met the Holy See’s secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

“I have just concluded a very warm, sincere meeting with the Holy Father, Pope Francis. We talked about many subjects, including social topics,” he said.

The prime minister added he also told the pope how Poland extricated itself from communism. “I spoke about our social programmes, which are linked with the fight against tax fraud,” he added.

PM Morawiecki said the meeting also focused on the situation in Russia and Ukraine. “Pope Francis was very interested in Poland’s role in the easing of tensions, and its role in helping to stabilise the situation in Eastern and Central Europe,” he underlined.

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