Pope Francis has expressed concern over the political unrest in Niger, brought on by a military coup.
During his public address from St Peter's Square, he reinforced the message put forth by the bishops, calling for peace and stability in Niger as well as the Sahel region as a whol
Pope Francis backed the efforts being made internationally to restore order in Niger.
He articulated his support for a swift and peaceful resolution that would best serve the interest of all affected parties.
This comes at a particularly sensitive time, as Niger has faced a disruption in its political landscape following the overthrow of President Mohamed Bazoum by Army officers on July
The current political crisis presents a significant risk to the stability of the Sahel region, suggesting that the implications would reach far beyond Niger's borders.