South African Ambassador: Pope Francis has a deep understanding of Africa


The Ambassador of South Africa to the Holy See, George Johannes, has said that he is very impressed with Pope Francis’ grasp of events in Africa.

Paul Samasumo – Vatican City

Reacting to Pope Francis’ New Year’s address to members of the Diplomatic Corps, in the Vatican on Monday, this week, Ambassador Johannes said the Pope spoke passionately about Africa.

“Your presence carries a message for Africa”

“What touched me the most is that Pope Francis has a very good feeling and understanding of what is happening in Africa,” the ambassador said. He added, “I spoke to Pope Francis, and I said to him: ‘Your Holiness, we need you in Africa …. Your presence carries a certain message for Africa,’” Ambassador Johannes said. The ambassador hopes that another…

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