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Burkina Faso’s leader meets with Pontiff

October 20, 2016

Pope Francis met on October 20 with president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso.

A brief Vatican statement released after the meeting indicated that the talks had centered on Church-state relations. In a reference to concerns about current diplomatic ties, the Vatican statement expressed the hope that “bilateral relations can be consolidated” in an agreement that would use “the legal tools provided by international law.”

The meeting also allowed for “an exchange of views on some issues of international interest, with particular reference to the current challenges affecting the region,” the Vatican said.


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