Mayor Eric Garcetti

THE VATICAN, ROME — Pope Francis today received Mayor Eric Garcetti in a private audience at the Vatican.

In the meeting, His Holiness and Mayor Garcetti discussed the priorities of climate change, young people, poverty, and immigration.

“I’m so grateful to Pope Francis for the deep and humbling honor of meeting with me at the Vatican today. I was moved by his inspired words about matters that will shape the future of our world, and to have the chance to speak to him about our mutual work to save this planet and serve our fellow human beings,” said Mayor Garcetti. “His Holiness shared greetings for the people of Los Angeles — and we are grateful for his grace, his prayers, and a message of faith, love, understanding, and cooperation that brings peace and comfort to people everywhere.”

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