Holy See – Canonization of Pope Paul VI (14.10.18)


Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian will be at the Vatican on October 14 to represent France at the mass where seven blesseds will be canonized including Pope Paul VI, who had close ties with our country’s major intellectuals.

Paul VI implemented the great reforms of the Second Vatican Council and strove for ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.

At a luncheon after the mass, the minister will meet with French prelates, members of the Roman Curia and four French bishops who are delegates to the Synod of Bishops on young people, currently meeting in Rome for discussions on major international challenges, interreligious dialogue, the ongoing reform of the Curia and bioethical issues ahead of the Estates General of Bioethics.