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WIKIMEDIA COMMONS - Alberto Luccaroni

President of Togo Visits Pope

Consider challenges facing West and Sub-Saharan Africa

The president of the Republic of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, today visited Pope Francis in the Vatican.

He went on to meet with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States.

According to a Vatican statement: “During the cordial discussions the Parties acknowledged the good existing relations between the Holy See and Togo, and the prospects for their further consolidation. Mention was made of the contribution of the Catholic Church to the development of the country and the integral progress of the Togolese population, especially in the field of education.

“Attention then turned to various challenges affecting West and Sub-Saharan Africa, with special emphasis on the need for joint commitment to the promotion of security and peace in the Region.”

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