Costa Rica’s Chinchilla meets with Pope Benedict XVI
On Monday, President Laura Chinchilla met with the head of Catholic Church “in an atmosphere of cordiality, in which the pope expressed his admiration for the Costa Rican people and their values of peace as a constant factor of development, democracy and environmental protection,” the president said.
The president thanked Pope Benedict XVI for his support of the country after Hurricane Tomás in 2010, and also for “twice mentioning Costa Rica in his message ‘Urbi et Orbi‘” that year.
The pope and the president also discussed a bilateral agreement that seeks to improve relations between Costa Rica and Vatican City. Later, Chinchilla met with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone to discuss the details of the agreement.
Chinchilla is traveling in Europe through Thursday to promote cooperation between Central America and the EU and to attract investment.
You may be interested
Costa Rica’s Health Ministry confirms three imported cases of the measlesAlejandro Zúñiga - February 21, 2019
Costa Rica's Health Ministry confirmed Thursday afternoon three imported cases of the measles, the country's first since 2014. The affected…
New tournament in Quepos to crown Best Fisherwoman WorldwideThe Tico Times - February 21, 2019
For the first time in Costa Rica, women who love sport fishing will go to sea in a world-class event…
Guaidó-appointed ambassador takes possession of Venezuelan embassy in Costa RicaAFP and The Tico Times - February 21, 2019
Maria Faría, appointed ambassador by the self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, took possession of her country's diplomatic headquarters…