Latvian President to have audience with Pope Francis

  • 2021-05-10
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Latvian President Egils Levits and his wife Andra Levite today will have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis, LETA learned from the President's Chancery.

President is paying an official visit to the Holy See, Sovereign Order of Malta, Italian Republic, and NATO Defence College in Rome.

The visit also includes meeting with Holy See’s Secretary of the State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Following the meeting, President of Latvia will present Cardinal Parolin the state award (Commander Grand Cross of the Three Stars Order) in recognition of the State Secretary’s immense role in strengthening and deepening of relations between Latvia and the Holy See.

The president and his wife later today will also participate in launching a book of a collection of articles and documents, titled “100 years of Sincerity and Confidence. Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Latvia and the Holy See”.