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Taiwan president hails Vatican visit

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Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou returned Wednesday from a visit to the Vatican, where he became the island's first leader to meet the pope, and expressed "great hopes" for bilateral relations. 

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou (2nd left) attends Pope Francis's inauguration ceremony at the Vatican, on March 19, 2013. The Taiwanese leader has returned from a visit to the Vatican, where he became the island's first leader to meet the pope, and expressed "great hopes" for bilateral relations.

"I talked with the pope in English as he is indeed a very friendly and spirited religious leader... I have great hopes for our ties with the Vatican in the future," Ma said in Taipei.

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