Vatican City, Apr 18, 2016 / 06:52 am
Pope Francis on Monday met with the Central African Republic's newly-installed president, Faustin-Archange Touadéra, who was elected to office a few months after the pontiff's visit to the country late last year.
The "warm welcome" offered to the Pope during his visit to the CAR in November was among the topics discussed during the meeting, according to a statement released by the Holy See press office.
Touadéra, who assumed office March 30, was voted president after two rounds of elections, the first on Dec. 27, and the second on Feb. 14.
Over the course of the 15-minute meeting which took place with an interpreter, Touadéra discussed with the Pope the recent elections, and other institutional renovations in the war-torn nation.