MAE evokes 10th anniversary since John Paul II’s visit to Romania
Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Cristian Diaconescu and Monsignor Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, who is currently paying an official visit to Bucharest, having been invited by his Romanian counterpart, on Tuesday have evoked together the 10th anniversary since the historical visit paid by Pope John Paul II to Romania (May 7-9, 1999), reads a release of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE).
During the talks, the head of the Romanian diplomacy and the Vatican representative approached such issues on the bilateral agenda, both of an European and of an international interest, like the situation of the Romanian diaspora or the European migration policy, the role played by the religious cults in the society, the economic-financial crisis, the situation in the Middle East, the cooperation within the international oganizations.
Both parties confirmed they are pleased with the current stage in the development of the bilateral relations, as well as the development potential of the cooperation between Romania and the Holy See.
In his capacity as the delegate of Pope Benedict VXI to Bucharest Archbishop Dominique Mambert participated attended also the events organized last week by the Romanian Patriarchy celebrating the 10th anniversary of the visit paid by Pope John Paul II to a country where most people are Orthodox. The representative of Vatican also had a meeting with President Traian Basescu.