» 09/12/2013 12:42 VATICAN - THAILAND Pope receives Thai Prime, understanding and cooperation between Church and State In the "cordial discussions" at the Vatican Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra stresses the importance of intercultural and interreligious dialogue.
Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "The good relations between Thailand
and the Holy See, as well as the mutual understanding and co-operation between
the Church and the State, especially in the fields of education and social
welfare" were on the agenda of discussion during the meeting
between Pope Francis and the Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra.
A Vatican statement described the audience as "friendly"
as well as the meeting between Ms. Shinawatra
with Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone SDB who was accompanied
by Msgr. Dominique Mamberti, Secretary for Relations with States.
focused on "
various matters of
current international interest and the political situation in Asia, focusing in
particular on the importance of intercultural and interreligious dialogue for
the promotion of human rights, peace and justice throughout the region".