President Akufo-Addo Enhances Diplomatic Relations with Vatican during Meeting with Pope Francis

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Makes Diplomatic Visit to Pope Francis in Rome

On Saturday, July 22, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo paid a courtesy call on Pope Francis in Rome. The purpose of the visit was to strengthen diplomatic relations between Ghana and the Vatican.

This meeting with the Holy See was a significant aspect of the President’s four-day official visit to Italy, which aims to reaffirm the friendship and ties between the two nations.

As part of the visit, the Ghanaian delegation received a tour of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences at the Vatican, led by its Chancellor, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, a distinguished Catholic priest of Ghanaian descent.

During the tour, Ghana expressed its alignment with the Holy See’s goals in tackling crucial issues such as the climate crisis, human trafficking, and the promotion of equality for all. The visit further emphasized the shared commitment of both nations in addressing these pressing global challenges.

During the celebration of Pope Francis’ 10th anniversary of his papacy, which coincided with the National Day of the Holy See, President Nana Akufo-Addo lauded the Pope’s unwavering dedication to the cause of humanity.

“Since ascending to the papacy in 2013, His Holiness, Pope Francis, has championed fairness and equality among nations, while vehemently speaking out against discrimination and exploitation,” he remarked, acknowledging the Pope’s significant contributions to promoting justice and compassion worldwide.

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