Local June 16, 2014 | 8:40 am

Dominican leader coy on pedophilia ‘talk’ with Pope

Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina said Sunday that he "spoke about everything" with Pope Francis, who received him in a private meeting at the Vatican.

"We spoke about many things. We spoke about everything," he said when asked if he discussed with the Pontiff the pedophilia cases linked to catholic prelates in the country, specifically former Vatican envoy, bishop Jozef Wesolowski.

Medina’s statement again reveals his now habitual stance of shying away from controversial topics and cases of government corruption.

The chief executive, who arrived 6:23pm at Las Americas International Airport, told EFE and AP in Europe that his government’s plan to regularize the foreigners affected by the Constitutional Court ruling was advancing. "I believe that we’re looking for a definitive solution."

He said the immigration situation (of the foreigners) “wasn’t theirs but the Dominican government agencies instead, which didn’t adhere to the law at the time."