2014-04-08 Vatican - Pope Francis received His Majesty the King Abdullah II of Jordan on Monday afternoon. The meeting which lasted 40 minutes took place over tea at the Pope’s residence, the Santa Marta guesthouse.

The visit took place in the context of the upcoming journey of the Pope Francis to the Holy Land, where he will also travel to Jordan.

A statement issued from the Holy See Press of office said His Majesty had the opportunity to reaffirm the feelings of the people of Jordan who are preparing to welcome the Pope and to more open to collaboration in the commitment to peace and interfaith dialogue .