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Mozambique prime minister thanks Pope for Church's help in African country

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The prime minister also thanked the Pope for the work of the Catholic Church in Mozambique, especially in education, assistance and solidarity. He also addressed the current problems and challenges in Africa.

Even though the Pope has not spoken publicly in Portuguese, language was not a problem when it came to greeting the prime minister's delegation.


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"Nice to meet our, Madam Ambassador.”

After the group photo, the Pope gave Clementino a gift that highlights his affection for the African country.


POPE FRANCIS

"So that you can take back a memento from a Pope who is very fond of Mozambique.”

Through the prime minister, Pope Francis also sent a cordial greeting to the Community of St. Egidio in Mozambique. This group played an critical part in the peace process in Mozambique. It promoted the Peace Treaty signed in Rome in 1992, which ended bloody civil war that killed close to one million people.


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