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Holy See Press Office Communiqué: Audience with the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, 12.02.2024

This morning, 12 February 2024, the Holy Father Francis received in audience the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency Ms. Samia Suluhu Hassan, who subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations.

During the cordial discussions, which took place at the Secretariat of State, appreciation was expressed for the existing good relations between the Holy See and Tanzania. In particular, mention was made of the important role played by the Catholic Church in the country in favour of the population, especially in the charitable, educational and healthcare spheres.

Attention then turned to themes related to the social context in Tanzania, and the challenges the country is required to face. In addition, there was an exchange of views on the regional situation and current international events, auguring ever greater commitment to the promotion of peace.

From the Vatican, 12 February 2024