President Tuerk Visits Vatican and Rome

Rome/Vatican City, 6 February - President Danilo Tuerk was received on Wednesday by Pope Benedict XVI during his first visit to Rome and the Vatican as the head of state. Tuerk presented the Pope with a bronze statue of Christ, while the Pope conferred upon Tuerk a pontifical medal.

President Danilo Tuerk after talks with Pope Benedict XVI.
Photo:Maja Cerkovnik/STA

President Danilo Tuerk (left) presenting Pope Benedict XVI with a bronze statue of Christ.
Photo:Maja Cerkovnik/STA

Slovenian President Danilo Tuerk (centre) standing alongside his Italian counterpart Giorgio Napolitano during Tuerk's visit to the Pope.
Photo: Maja Cerkovnik/STA

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