COSTA RICA NEWS – President Luis Guillermo Solís says he will formally invited Pope Francis to visit Costa Rica.
Solís made the statement on Monday after attending the Pope’s Day Mass at the Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), in downtown San José.
The President said that the Pope is always welcome, but he will nonetheless send a formal invitation.
After the mass, Solís reiterated to the press that he believes in a secular state and that he has not yet defined the terms and timing of negotiating a concordat with the Vatican.
Costa Rica has been in ongoing concordat negotiations with the Holy See of the Catholic Church since March 21, 2011.