Pope receives Ivorian president
September 22, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has received Alassane Ouattara, the president of Côte d’Ivoire since 2010.
In the Vatican statement that followed the September 17 audience, there was a brief reference to the “reconciliation process” in Côte d’Ivoire. The 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis erupted after a disputed presidential election.
The West African nation of 28.1 million (map) is 42% Muslim, 35% Christian (16% Catholic), and 22% ethnic religionist.
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