During the cordial discussions, mention was made of the recent canonisation of John Paul II, and the relevance of this event for the Polish nation. The prime minister expressed his pleasure at His Holiness’ planned visit to Poland in 2016, on the occasion of World Youth Day. Attention then turned to the social and economic situation of the Country.
Finally, there was an exchange of views on the current international situation. In particular, concern was expressed regarding the persistent tensions in eastern Europe.
The cordial discussions focused on various themes of common interest, with particular reference to the commitment towards peace and stability in the Middle East, as well as the promotion of dialogue and peaceful co-existence among all members of society.
Mention was then made of the Christian community’s positive contribution to the country, and appreciation was expressed for His Majesty’s personal interest in the needs of the local Catholic community.