Vatican City, May 29, 2012 / 11:03 am
Pope Benedict XVI met with President Laura Chinchilla of Costa Rica at the Vatican, discussing a number of issues including the task of defending human life from the moment of conception.
The May 28 discussion came as Costa Rica faces continued pressure from the Inter-American Human Rights Court to legalize in vitro fertilization.
The cordial talk between the two leaders on Monday focused on the excellent relationship between the Holy See and Costa Rica.
Both the Pope Benedict and President Chinchilla expressed their desire to strengthen relations through an accord that respects the identity of the country and the autonomy and collaboration that exists between civil and church officials.