Cardinal Parolin in Republic of Congo as part of African tour
(Vatican Radio) Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin continued his visit to Africa this week, travelling on Wednesday to the Republic of Congo for the signing of a framework agreement on Church-State relations between Brazzaville and the Holy See.
During the eleven day trip, the cardinal also visited Madagascar to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations and made a short stop in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.
At the Nunciature in Brazzaville Cardinal Parolin met with the nine local bishops who spoke of the difficulties they face, including problems of violence and instability throughout the region.
On Thursday morning the Vatican Secretary