Vatican City, Nov 24, 2016 / 02:05 am
On Wednesday Pope Francis met Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Vatican for a meeting largely focused on collaboration between the Church and State, as well as how to move forward in cementing better relations.
In the course of the "cordial talks," specific mention was made of the "good relations existing between the Holy See and Vietnam," which are supported by "a common spirit of dialogue and of the constant search for the most appropriate tools so they can further advance," a Nov. 23 communique from the Vatican read.
Collaboration between the Church and the State "in various levels of local society" was also emphasized.
President Dai Quang arrived to the Vatican around 5p.m. local time, and was accompanied by a delegation of 10 people.