Rome Newsroom, Aug 25, 2023 / 10:45 am
Pope Francis discussed family values, religious freedom, and the Ukraine war with Hungary’s President Katalin Novák at the Vatican on Friday.
In the 45-minute meeting on Aug. 25, the pope and Novák spoke about the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and efforts to end the conflict, according to a statement by the Holy See Press Office.
Additionally, “some topics of common interest were discussed, such as the family and Christian values,” it said.
Novák, a 45-year-old mother of three, has served as Hungary’s president since May 2022. She is the first woman president in the country’s history. Prior to taking office, she worked as Hungary’s minister for family affairs.