Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, the president of the Republic of Togo met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on January 28. He then met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Paul Richard.
A Vatican statement said, “During the cordial discussions the Parties acknowledged the good existing relations between the Holy See and Togo, and the prospects for their further consolidation. Mention was made of the contribution of the Catholic Church to the development of the country and the integral progress of the Togolese population, especially in the field of education.
“Attention then turned to various challenges affecting West and Sub-Saharan Africa, with special emphasis on the need for joint commitment to the promotion of security and peace in the Region.”
“All the world wondered after the beast.” Revelation 13:3