Hollande meets pope amid Catholic criticism

French president has proven unpopular with Catholics during his term, partly due to a controversial gay marriage law.

Last updated: 24 Jan 2014 18:40
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French President Francois Hollande has visited the Vatican amid reports he is having an affair with an actress.

Friday's meeting between the French president Francois Hollande and Pope Francis led to sarcasm from the French press, but there were more serious subjects than his troubled love life to be discussed.

The secular Hollande is unpopular with the Catholic Church in France since his election. 

Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Rome. 


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