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Merkel to meet Francis at Vatican on 17 June

09 giugno 2017 | 17.14
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Pope Francis will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel privately at the Vatican on 17 June, Vatican Radio reported on Friday, quoting Merkel's spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer.

Francis and Merkle are considered to have a good relationship and share common views on refugee policy, climate protection, concern for the future of Europe and global peace, Vatican Radio said.

Merkel has already had three papal audiences since Francis' election in 2013. Their most recent meeting was in May last year, when he Francis presented with Germany's prestigious Charlemagne Prize.

The Charlemagne Prize is conferred annually by the German city of Aachen to those who have contributed the most to the unity of post-war Europe.

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