President Paul Biya meets Pope Francis -Vatican visit

Paul biya and pope francisco bergoglioPope Francis Thursday l 23 March 2017 received the Cameroonian President Paul Biya and the two men praised "mutual respect between the various religious groups" in Cameroon.

"Noting the peaceful coexistence and mutual respect between the various religious groups," the two men stressed 'the importance of promoting national cohesion, enhancing the richness of the various historical and cultural traditions', said a statement from the Vatican.

The Vatican and Cameroon, who reaffirmed the importance of the "respect for human rights and minority rights".They also raised international issues, "in particular the current challenges facing the region".

The Argentinean pope and the Cameroonian president also spoke of "in a cordial atmosphere the good relations between the Holy See and Cameroon and the important contribution that the Church makes to the development of the country, especially in the fields of health and education. "

Biya also met with the Vatican's number two, Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, and the Pope's 'Foreign Minister', Paul Richard Gallagher.

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