Pope Francis appointed Polish priest Tymon Tytus Chmielecki to the position of apostolic nuncio to Guinea and Mali, the press office of the Holy See announced on Tuesday.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Poland's regaining independence, Pope Francis sent a letter to Poles in which he declared that he was praying for Poland to enjoy the gift of freedom in unity and peace.
President Andrzej Duda said that during his meeting with Pope Francis, both parties discussed the need for the EU to return to mutual respect in relations between states, as well as respect for the cultural diversity that exists in the individual countries.
President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda arrived in Rome on Sunday. They are to be received by Pope Francis at his general audience, presidential top aide Krzysztof Szczerski told PAP.
Poland's vision of a united Europe is in line with that of the Pope's, Prime Minister Morawiecki told reporters Monday following his audience with Pope Francis.