Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Vatican foreign policy chief, Archbishop Mamberti visits Macedonia

Skopje. Upon the invitation of Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki, Vatican (Holy See) Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti will pay an official visit to Macedonia on June 30-July 3, reads Ministry press release, cited by MIA.
Archbishop Mamberti is scheduled to meet with his host Milososki on Monday, followed by meetings with President Branko Crvenkovski and Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
The Vatican official will also hold talks with Parliament Speaker Ljubisa Georgievski, as well as heads of religious communities in Macedonia.
Discussions will focus on possibilities for enhancement of bilateral relations and Macedonia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations, as well as regional and interiational issues.
Moreover, Archbishop Mamberti will hold a liturgy and dedication of cathedral "Assumption of Holy Mother of God" in Strumica, and visit Catholic churches in Sekirnik, Radovo, Petralinci, Saraj and Nova Maala, as well as Ohrid's cultural-historic monuments, reads the press release.

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