Pope Francis on Sunday met a Colombian nun who was freed on Saturday by jihadist in Mali after more than four years as a hostage.
A Vatican spokesman said Gloria Cecilia Narváez, after travelling to Rome, met the Pope before the celebration of a Mass.
The nun was taken hostage in 2017 while working as a missionary in Koutiala, east of Mali’s capital Bamako.
It is not clear whether a ransom was paid to secure her release.
The office of Mali’s president said the nun’s release had come after more than four-and-a-half years of “combined effort of several intelligences services”. It also praised her for “courage and bravery”.