By Deborah Castellano Lubov

Pope Francis received President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, today, Nov. 6, 2020.

According to a Vatican statement, the discussions were cordial and highlighted the good existing bilateral relations between the States.

“In this context,” the statement noted, “the contribution of the Catholic Church to the good of Kenyan society was underscored, with particular reference to the education and healthcare sectors.”

Attention, it added, then turned to the current situation of the country and the contribution it may make to multilateralism at both continental and international levels. They also discussed themes of common interest, such as the pandemic in the region, climate change and refugees.

The Kenyan President subsequently met with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

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