Pope discusses Italy's economic, social woes with PM

This picture released on December 13, 2014 by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis (R) and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during a private audience at the VaticanPope Francis met Saturday with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy, whose “economic and social” problems topped the agenda, the Vatican said. “Attention focused on, among other issues, the current context of persistent difficulties of an economic and social nature, with negative consequences especially in relation to youth employment,” the Holy See said in a statement. Youth unemployment in Italy reached 43.3 percent in October.

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