6 Feb 2015

Kiribati President visits Pope Francis

4:17 pm on 6 February 2015

The President of Kiribati Anote Tong has met with the head of the Catholic church in Rome.

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The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong. Photo: RNZ

Pope Francis met with President Tong at the Vatican Apostolic Palace.

A statement released by the Vatican after the meeting said the main topic of conversation had been the protection of the environment and the danger of climate change.