Ghana’s Vice President, Bawumia Made Historic Visit to Pope Francis

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 24, 2024 as part of a working visit to Italy. During their meeting, they discussed strengthening diplomatic ties between Ghana and the Holy See, as well as Ghana's political and socio-economic situation, especially regarding collaboration in education and healthcare

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Ghana's Vice President, Bawumia Made Historic Visit to Pope Francis

Ghana‘s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, made history with a significant visit to the Vatican on April 24, 2024. Welcomed warmly by Pope Francis, the Bishop of Rome and head of the Catholic Church, Dr. Bawumia’s visit marked a milestone in Ghana’s efforts to strengthen global ties and diplomatic relations.

Accompanied by the Second Lady, Mrs. Samira Bawumia, and other government officials, Dr. Bawumia had the privilege of meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall. This encounter exemplified Ghana’s commitment to engaging with world leaders on matters of mutual importance.

During their meeting, Dr. Bawumia and Pope Francis discussed enhancing diplomatic relations between Ghana and the Vatican, affirming the positive rapport between the two entities. They also discussed various topics, including Ghana’s political and socio-economic landscape, with a focus on collaboration in education and healthcare sectors.

“This landmark meeting afforded me the opportunity to discuss many national and global issues with Pope Francis and to strengthen Ghana’s longstanding relationship with the Vatican State and the Pope,” Bawumia stated on X.

The discussions highlighted Ghana’s dedication to advancing its socio-economic development and forging partnerships with international stakeholders to achieve shared objectives.

Furthermore, Dr. Bawumia held talks with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations, further solidifying the strong bonds between Ghana and the Vatican.

Their conversations extended to addressing current international issues, particularly security challenges in West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.

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