Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday met His Holiness Pope Francis in 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 which 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 chief minister Patnaik.. They wished him well .