EP Speaker invites pope to Strasbourg
'Message well received' says Schulz11 October, 13:13
"I reiterated to the pope my invitation to come to Strasbourg," Schulz told reporters.
"I think my message was well received and so I am grateful I had the chance to bring our invitation".
Schulz noted that exactly 25 years ago, on October 11, 1988, Pope John Paul II mad a landmark address to the EP.
Schulz said immigration and disasters like last week's wreck off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa that cost more than 360 lives topped the agenda of his talks with Francis, who has frequently called for stronger action to prevent such incidents.