Pope Francis on Monday met with the President of the Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadéra in Vatican. During their meeting, the Pope recalled the warm welcome he received during his pastoral journey to that country last November.
The cordial meeting, as informed by the Holy See Press, included the recent electoral process and the ongoing institutional reforms taking place in the country in a constructive manner. They also discussed about the consequences of the years of conflict which still stand as a wound in the minds of the people. They stressed about the need for international community to continue to support the development of the country.
The statement produced by the Holy See Press stressed that the leaders spoke about the good bilateral relations between the Holy See and the Central African Republic. Their discussion focused on the contribution of the Catholic Church and its pastors to the wellbeing of society and CAR in the field of education, health care, reconciliation and national reconstruction.
Both the leaders expressed their desire that their meeting would mark the start of a new era of peace and prosperity for the entire nation.