Pope Francis receives President Thaci, Kosovo is a country of religious tolerance

Pope Francis receives President Thaci, Kosovo is a country of religious tolerance

Pristina, 17 June 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Elton Tota

The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci has been received by his Holly Father, Pop Francis, at the Holly Sea in Vatican.

In this meeting, which has lasted more than half an hour, President Thaci said that the values that the Holly Sea represents, such as reconciliation, peace, cooperation and tolerance are values for which Kosovo is being engaged too.

President Thaci has also briefed the Holly Father on the internal and external consolidation of Kosovo as a state, managing to overcome the bitterest chapter of its history and return to peace, stability and prosperity for its citizens and the entire region.

During the meeting with Pope Francis, President Thaci said that Kosovo is an example in the region and beyond for the tolerance and cohabitation between different religious and ethnic groups.

Thaci also said that he was happy that Mother Teresa is being sanctified, as she is the incarnation of universal values.

At the end of the meeting, President Thaci has thanked the Holly Father for the support that the Vatican has given to the people of Kosovo. Thaci has also handed to the Holly Father an invitation to visit Kosovo in the near future and demanded for the Holly Sea to recognize Kosovo as a state. /balkaneul.com/