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21 May 2016

Lukashenko about Pope Francis: We are ideologically the same

Lukashenko about Pope Francis: We are ideologically the same

VATICAN, 21 May (BelTA) – Talking to media after his meeting with Pope of Rome in the Vatican Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko emphasized the like-mindedness with Pope Francis, BelTA has learned.

“It was also a personal meeting. It went very well. As good as it gets. We are ideologically the same. We share similar principles and views on the world order, development. The principles I stick to as the President are the same with the principles of Pope Francis. We had a very cordial and warm conversation,” said the President of Belarus.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, the Pope agreed with the right time for him to visit Belarus. “He is well aware of the situation in our country. He also knows well about the inter-confessional concord in Belarus, the situation in its social and economic sectors,” the President said.

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