Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today met His Holiness Pope Francis in the Vatican.
He expressed his pleasure meeting His Holiness and thanked him for his warm audience. He wished His Holiness good health and a long life.
On behalf of Odisha and her people, the CM presented His Holiness a Pattachitra Painting that depicts the Tree of Life.
Pattachitra is a unique ancient traditional, cloth-based scroll painting from Odisha. This art form is known for its intricate detail, natural colours and mythological themes. It shows the unique expertise of the skilled craftspersons of Odisha
Many priests and sisters from India, who were at the Vatican, were happy to see the Chief Minister. They wished him well.