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Pope Francis Meets Catholic President of Madagascar

National Catholic Register
Pope Francis poses next to a miniature model of a ship with Madagascar President Andry Nirina Rajoelina and his family in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Aug. 17.

According to the Vatican, after a 20-minute private conversation, Pope Francis invited President Andry Rajoelina and his family to pray a Hail Mary together before a Marian image he had received from the bishops of Madagascar.