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Friday, 08 June 2012 - 18:48
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa met Pope Benedict the 16th today.

The president's visit to the Vatican comes on the heels of his visit to Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee.  

According to the Presidential media unit the meeting had taken place within the quarters of the pope's library.

Meanwhile President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also due to take part in a special Vesak ceremony organised by the Sri Lankan Embassy in Rome.

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