President holds audience with the Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See

For the second day running, the President of the Republic, H. E: Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has granted audience to a senior ecclesiastical figure, Cardinal Piero Pioppo, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See. Equatorial Guinea, a country with a Catholic Christian majority, is continuing to consolidate its politico-religious relations with the Holy See.

For that reason, the Head of State is continuing to grant audiences this week to various ecclesiastical authorities.

If last Thursday it was the president of the Episcopal Conference and Metropolitan Archbishop in our country, then this Thursday 30th March was the turn of Cardinal Piero Pioppo, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, who went to the office of the leader of the nation.

With Easter approaching, Pioppo passed on to H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo best regards from the Holy Father, Pope Francis I, for the constant moral and material support that the Christian community in the nation receives from the Government and its authorities.

With the assistance of Juan Nsue Edjang Meye, Archbishop of Malabo and Apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Ebebiyin, the Holy See envoy revealed that the trips of various nature by delegations from the two countries, the participation of Equatorial Guinea in the Papal inauguration of the current Pope and the recent pilgrimage to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, among others, are a clear stimulus in the further consolidation and strengthening of this diplomatic union.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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