King of Tonga visits Vatican

February 27, 2012

His Majesty King Siaosi Tupou V

Vatican City, (VIS) – The Holy Father Benedict XVI received His Majesty Siaosi Tupou V, King of Tonga on February 24, 2012. The King subsequently went on to meet with Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States.

The cordial discussions dwelt on various aspects of the country’s social and economic life, as well as on the positive contribution the Catholic Church makes in various sectors of society, and Her activities of human promotion. There followed an exchange of opinions on the international situation, with particular reference to the Pacific Island States.

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