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Angolan leader meets with Pope

Catholic World News - May 05, 2014

Pope Francis received President José Eduardo dos Santos of Angola in audience on May 2.

The leader, dogged by allegations of corruption, has ruled the southwest African nation since 1979 and hosted Pope Benedict XVI during his 2009 apostolic journey to Africa.

Noting that the Holy See and Angola enjoy “good relations,” the Vatican press office stated the Pope and dos Santos discussed “the planned bilateral agreement regarding the legal state of the Catholic Church in the country.”

The two also discussed “the important contribution offered by the Catholic Church to the country through its educational and healthcare institutions” and the challenges facing Angola and southern Africa, “such as the fight against poverty and social inequality, the full development of the person, reconciliation, justice and peace.”

Following their discussion, dos Santos met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States.

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