President of Equatorial Guinea meets with Pope, signs new accord
October 25, 2013
Pope Francis met on October 25 with President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea.
The conversation focused on the Church’s activities in the fields of education and social welfare, according to a Vatican statement released after the meeting. During the African leader’s visit, he and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, the Secretary for Relations with States, signed a new diplomatic accord that establishes the legal rights of Catholic institutions in Equatorial Guinea.
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