Foreign Minister Timo Soini met with Holy See officials

Foreign Minister Timo Soini met with Holy See officials

During his visit to Italy, Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini had the opportunity to also meet officials of the Holy See on 19 February 2019.

Foreign Minister Timo Soini and Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See
Foreign Minister Timo Soini and Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See

In a meeting with Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, mediation and migration matters were among the topics discussed. Mediation is one of Minister Soini's priorities and the role of religious leaders is an important part of the promotion of dialogues. He also had a courtesy meeting with Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. In addition, Minister Soini attended a Papal audience for the general public and had the opportunity to greet Pope Francis.​​​​​​​