Monday, December 09, 2013

Pope receives the President of the Republic of Congo

Pope Francis received the President of the Republic of Congo, (Congo Brazzaville) Denis Sassou N’Guesso Monday in the Vatican.

A statement released from the Holy See Press Office said the cordial talks touched on the positive contribution that the Catholic Church makes to Congolese society , particularly in the fields of healthcare and education.

The discussions also highlighted the good relations that exist between the Holy See and the Republic of Congo and both the Pope and the Preseident renewed their determination to further strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Lastly , particular attention was paid to various issues affecting Central Africa, including a number of humanitarian situations. 

Special attention was given to the care of refugees and displaced persons, as well as the problem of security in the region, also in relation to a rise in tensions due to fundamentalism.

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