Merkel says she is a supporter of Pope Francis
German chancellor says pope interesting, well-informed06 September, 19:38
"Since his election, Pope Frances continues to impress," Merkel said Friday during an interview with Germany's Catholic news agency KNA.
Merkel, who is campaigning for re-election, said that she had a private meeting with Francis in May and found him to be an interesting man who is well-informed.
After that meeting, she said she decided to read a biography about him.
"I wanted to know more about the new pope," she said.