Pope Francis receives the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic at the Vatican

On the morning of June 9, Pope Francis received the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Mr. Peter Fiala, at the Vatican.

Monsignor Joji Vadakara, Vatican City

Peter Fiola, who was elected Prime Minister of the Czech Republic in November 2021, was received and addressed at the Vatican on Thursday, June 9th. The Czech Prime Minister later met with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Archbishop Richard Gallagher.

During the meetings held at the Vatican Secretariat of State, the two sides discussed the enhanced bilateral relationship between the Holy See and the Czech Republic and the important role of the Church in society. The two leaders wished for better relations and cooperation between the two countries.

During the meetings, the ongoing war in Ukraine, its impact on local and international levels, the current humanitarian situation and the need to focus on accepting refugees were discussed.