President Uhuru Kenyatta meets Pope Francis at the Vatican City on an official tour, Rome

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta began his official visitation to the State of the Vatican City

 

President Uhuru Kenyatta began his official visitation to the State of the Vatican City on Friday with a meeting with his host His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican Palace.


The Pope is the Bishop of Rome, the global head of the Catholic Church and the autocrat of the independent Vatican City State.


On his arrival, President Kenyatta granted a full Apostolic Palace State reception including a guard of honour installed by the Swiss Guards.


Pontifical Swiss Guards are an army of 135 highly trained sharpshooters picked from Switzerland and charged with the responsibility of guarding His Holiness the Pope and guarding the Apostolic Palace.


The colourfully attired soldiers have dedicated Roman Catholics who form the world’s smallest army.


After the formal State reception ceremonies, President Kenyatta proceeded for a private audience with Pope Francis.


Later the President led the Kenyan delegation that included Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo for bilateral talks with their hosts led by Cardinal Bishop Pietro Parolin.

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