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The painting was a gift from Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo after a private audience with the pope at the Vatican on January 17, 2020. (See full image of painting on next slide). The two discussed the sufferings of the population in the eastern provinces, due to persistent armed conflict and the spread of the Ebola virus, as well as the many refugees and displaced persons who are facing a grave humanitarian crisis.

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