Didier Reynders congratulates Pope Francis

date: 14 March 2013

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders congratulates His Holiness Pope Francis for his election as Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church. He warmly wishes him a successful pontificate. The minister is counting on the pope to continue working on the many social challenges facing the Church, and to defend the human values we hold dear in a spirit of dialogue, tolerance and mutual respect.