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Pope Francis Meets President of Kenya

Pandemic Crisis in Region, Climate Change & Refugees Discussed

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Pope Francis received President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, today, Nov. 6, 2020.

According to a Vatican statement, the discussions were cordial and highlighted the good existing bilateral relations between the States.

“In this context,” the statement noted, “the contribution of the Catholic Church to the good of Kenyan society was underscored, with particular reference to the education and healthcare sectors.”

Attention, it added, then turned to the current situation of the country and the contribution it may make to multilateralism at both continental and international levels. They also discussed themes of common interest, such as the pandemic in the region, climate change and refugees.

The Kenyan President subsequently met with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.



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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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