Following the audience with the #Pope, President Akufo-Addo met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations, in the offices of the Secretariat of State.
During the meeting, the "good relations" between the Holy See and #Ghana were highlighted.
The discussions primarily focused on fostering collaboration between the Catholic Church and Ghana, particularly in the fields of education and healthcare. They also discussed aspects of Ghana's political and socio-economic situation.
Current international affairs were also explored, with an emphasis on addressing peace-related issues globally and improving security in the countries of West Africa.
“On Saturday, 22nd July 2023, as part of my 4-day official visit to #Italy, I paid a courtesy call on #PopeFrancis, the Head of the Catholic Church, the Bishop of Rome and Sovereign of the #Vatican City State, at the Vatican, in #Rome.
“I was also taken on a tour of the Pontifical Academies of Sciences at the Vatican by its Chancellor, our fellow Ghanaian, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, who has served in this position since 2022.” President Nana Akufo-Addo.