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Polish President Andrzej Duda tells pope ‘mutual respect’ needed in EU

The European Union needs to “return to mutual respect between countries”, Polish President Andrzej Duda said he told Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, on Monday.

During a one-and-a-half-hour meeting with the pope at the Vatican, Duda said the pair discussed the European Union and “whether there was a chance for the bloc to get out of the crises in which it is immersed”.

Duda said this was possible but that the bloc “needs to return to the values from which [it]emerged”, naming “Judeo-Christian roots” as the values which shaped the European Union.


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