Pope Francis met with President Biya of the Republic of Cameroon during a private courtesy call at the Vatican on Thursday, reported by Vatican Radio.
During the said meeting, the current good relationships between Cameroon and the Holy See were brought to mind and the same with the crucial contributions of the Church for the development of Cameroon particularly in the areas of healthcare and education.
Minding of the existing mutual reverence and diplomatic co-existence between the different religious groups, consideration was focused on the significance of promoting national solidity, strengthening the richness of different cultural and historic traditions of Cameroon, with deference for minority and human rights.
President Biya and Pope Francis exchanged their sentiments on several themes of global interest, particularly on the existing challenges affecting Africa.
After the courtesy call with the Pope Francis, President Biya met with the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin accompanied by the Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard.