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Pope Francis Receives President of Republic of Guinea

Phenomenon of Migration, Social Injustice, and Environment Were Discussed

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Pope Francis received in audience the president of the Republic of Guinea, Alpha Condé, this morning.
According to a statement released by the Holy See Press Office, the discussions were cordial, evoking the existing good relations between the Holy See and Guinea.
A number of issues of mutual interest were emphasized, such as the integral development of the person, the preservation of the environment, the fight against social injustice and poverty, and the development of adequate policies for facing the problem of migration.
«In this context,» the statement continued, «the parties did not neglect to highlight the role and the important contribution offered to the country by Catholic institutions, particularly in the fields of education and healthcare, as well as in the promotion of interfaith dialogue with the Muslim community.»
Attention turned also to the political and social situation of the Region, with special reference to the concrete efforts made by the Republic of Guinea to contribute to peacemaking.
After meeting with the Pope, the President of the Republic of Guinea met with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.

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