Vatican City, May 29, 2017 / 09:40 am
Pope Francis met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a private audience which focused on religious freedom as well as reconciliation with native people of Canada.
According to a brief May 29 communique from the Vatican, Pope Francis and Prime Minister Trudeau conversed on the topics of integration and reconciliation with indigenous people, as well as religious liberty and current ethical issues.
In their 36-minute meeting which the Vatican described as "cordial," they touched on the positive bilateral relations between the Holy See and Canada, "along with the contribution of the Catholic Church to the social life of the country."
Afterward "in the light of the results of the recent G7 summit, attention turned to various matters of an international nature, with special attention to the Middle East and areas of conflict," the communique stated.