Vatican City: The President of the West African country of Mali, Ibrahim Boubakar, arrived in the Vatican of Kaita and met with the Pope. Yesterday, Thursday, February 13, the Papal Residence met at the Santa Marta office. In a statement, Vatican Press Office chief Matteo Bruni said in a statement that President Kaita has openly acknowledged that many of the problems Mali faces today stem from fundamentalism and terrorism.

The duo also discussed issues of food shortage, migration phenomenon, and security. Following his meeting with the Pope, the President of Mali held a discussion with President Caitania Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Secretary of State for External Affairs Paul Gallagher. Almost 95% of the population of Mali, an Islamic majority country, follow the Muslim religion. The Christian population is only 2% of the country.


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