May 22, 2024

The Vice President and the flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has met the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.

This was part of his working visit to the Republic of Italy and the Vatican State.

The meeting focused on discussion of many national and global issues with Pope Francis and to strengthen Ghana’s longstanding relationship with the Vatican State and the Pope.

“I paid a working visit to the Vatican today and had the honour and privilege to meet with His Holiness @Pontifex.” Dr. Bawumia wrote on his X.

“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. Pope Francis prayed for Ghana and her leaders.” He added.

The NPL Flagbearer also had a discussion with the Vatican Secretary for relations with States and International Organisations, H.E Paul Richard Gallagher and Ghana’s pride, Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson.

“I also had a meeting with the Vatican Secretary for relations with States and International Organisations, H.E Paul Richard Gallagher and Ghana’s pride, Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson, who was kind to show me around the Vatican.”

The discussions highlighted the ongoing collaboration between the two entities, especially in critical sectors such as education and healthcare.

The meeting between Pope Francis and Vice President Bawumia signifies the ongoing dialogue and cooperation between the Holy See and Ghana, aiming to strengthen partnerships and address mutual concerns at both national and international levels.

The Vice President was accompanied by some government officials and he is expected to return to Ghana on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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