The content of the conversation with Pope Francis, there was no information. In the case of the other similarities of the two countries, such as the promotion of peace, or the efforts for the abolition of the death penalty had been discussed, according to the fed. Department of foreign Affairs (DFA) on Saturday. Cassis have stressed also the role of Ecumenism in the prevention and solution of conflicts.

On Monday, will join the Swiss foreign Minister at the ceremony for the swearing-in of new Swiss guards, it was said. This takes place annually on 6. May, in memory of the “Sacco di Roma”, the day when Rome by the landsknechts of Emperor Charles V. was raided and 42 Swiss guards succeeded Pope to bring Clement VII in the Castel Sant’angelo.

(SDA/koh)