The Pope’s hearing with the President of the Republic of Niger

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Bazoum

Vatican Media

Press release of the Holy See Press Office: Audience to the President of the Republic of Niger

Today, 3 December 2022, the Holy Father Francis received in audience, in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the President of the Republic of Niger, His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Bazoum, 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 talks in the Secretariat of State, the good relations between the Holy See and Niger were emphasized, and some aspects of the social and economic situation of the country, in particular the theme of education, were discussed.

The conversation continued with an exchange of opinions on current international affairs, with particular reference to security issues and migratory phenomena in the countries of West Africa and the Sahel region.