Prince Rahim today met His Excellency Reverend Dom Edgar Peña Parra, the Substitute of the Secretariat of State, during a courtesy visit to the Vatican.

Prince Rahim also briefly met His Holiness Pope Francis and conveyed respectful good wishes. Prince Rahim was accompanied by a small delegation of officials to dialogue on potential areas of future cooperation, such as improving the quality of life of disadvantaged communities and combatting climate change. The institutions of the Ismaili Imamat and those of the Catholic Church closely cooperate in Portugal to deliver early childhood development and care for the elderly, amongst other areas.