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São Tomé and Príncipe’s prime minister meets with Pontiff

February 02, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: On February 1, Pope Francis received Patrice Trovoada, who is serving his fourth non-consecutive term as São Tomé and Príncipe’s prime minister.

The meeting took place three days after the Holy See and the Central African nation ratified a diplomatic accord.

The discussion between the Pope and the prime minister, and a subsequent discussion with officials of the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, focused on Church-state collaboration in education and health care, as well as insecurity in African nations, according to a Vatican statement.

São Tomé and Príncipe, a nation of 220,000 (map), is 96% Christian (72% Catholic) and 2% Baháʼí.

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