Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Pope hosts leaders' wives
From correspondents in Rome
Agence France-Presse
July 09, 2009 03:00am

POPE Benedict XVI has hosted the wives of world leaders who were in Italy attending the G8 summit, the Vatican said.

Following his weekly general audience in the Vatican City, the pope received the group on Wednesday, which included five wives of country leaders.

Among them were Sarah Brown, the wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Margarita Calderon, wife of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, and Filippa Reinfeldt, wife of Swedish Prime Minister Frederik Reinfeldt.

Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma, wife of South African President Jacob Zuma, and Gursharan Kaur, wife of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, were also at the audience along with Margarida Barroso, wife of European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso.

The three-day G8 summit started Wednesday in L'Aquila, central Italy.

See also from YouTube-Vatican's Channel:

Pope meets first ladies of G8 leaders
July 8, 2009


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