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Bawumia Meets Pope Francis in Vatican

During the meeting, Dr. Bawumia engaged in discussions with Pope Francis on "many national and global topics" to strengthen Ghana's ties with the Vatican State and the Pope.

Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on Wednesday, April 24, paid a working visit to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis.

During the meeting, Dr. Bawumia engaged in discussions with Pope Francis on “many national and global topics” to strengthen Ghana’s ties with the Vatican State and the Pope.

Accompanied by the First Lady Samira Bawumia and other state officials, Dr. Bawumia also engaged in talks with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations.

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This landmark meeting afforded me the opportunity to discuss many national and global issues with Pope Francis and to strengthen Ghana’s longstanding relationship with the Vatican State and the Pope,” Dr Bawumia wrote on his social media accounts.

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According to the Vatican news, the meeting emphasized the strong ties between the Holy See and Ghana, focusing on different aspects of Ghana’s political, and socio-economic environment, education and health care.

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The talks at the Secretariat of State also covered current international matters, with a specific focus on security challenges faced by countries in West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.

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