On arrival at Strasbourg/Entzheim international airport at around 10.00 am today, Pope Francis travelled by car to the headquarters of the European Parliament where he was welcomed by the chamber's president, Martin Schulz. There he met 14 members of the Bureau of the Parliament and the eight presidents of political groups of the assembly. After signing the "Golden Book" and exchanging gifts, Francis met with political and ecclesiastical authorities.
At 11.15, after an introduction from President Schultz, Pope Francis delivered the following address in the hemicycle of the parliament.
Mr President and Vice Presidents,
Members of the European Parliament,
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