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King of Lesotho gives Pope three African tapestries


The king of Lesotho, Letsie III is the first African monarch to visit Pope Francis. He was welcomed to the Vatican, along with his wife, Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso. 

During their brief meeting, they talked about the importance of religious freedom. They also discussed issues like education and health care

As a gift, the king gave the Pope three tapestries from his land. 

-"They are from Lesotho. I hope you can find a suitable place in the Vatican.” 
-"Yes, they will have a good place here.” 

Pope Francis gave the royal couple rosaries and a medal from his pontificate. As usual, he asked for their prayers.