New Malaysian ambassador deliver his credentials to pope
In traditional Malaysian clothing and with a big smile on his face, the new Malaysian ambassador handed over his credentials to the pope.
Westmoreland Anak Edward Palon was accompanied by his family who presented Pope Francis a colorful tapestry with a Malaysian design.
Pope Francis gave him a selection of his most important magisterial texts, as well as rosaries.
Taking advantage of the opportunity, the ambassador's family had these three religious articles blessed by the pope.
Malaysia is a young country where Islam are a majority. The country re-established diplomatic relations with the Holy See in mid-2011.
Afterward, the pope and the new ambassador met privately to discuss issues of interest for both nations.