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Meeting with Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church: A New Time of Fraternal Friendship

This morning, Pope Francis welcomed His Holiness Abune Mathias, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. During the meeting the Bishop of Rome emphasized that the patriarch's visit strengthens the fraternal bonds that already unite both churches. He mentioned as milestones of the common path towards unity His Holiness Abune…

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Audience with the president of Togo: joint commitment to peace and security in West and Sub-Saharan Africa

The Holy Father Francis today received in audience the president of the Republic of Togo, Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, who subsequently met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States. During the cordial discussions the Parties acknowledged the good existing relations…

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To new non-resident ambassadors: collaborate in promoting a culture of solidarity

The new ambassadors to the Holy See, representing Guinea, Latvia, India and Bahrain, respectively Fatoumata Balde, Veronika Erte, Smita Purushottam and Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar respectively, were received in audience by Pope Francis this morning. In his address, the Holy Father recalled the recent publication of his message for the World…