A representation of this African-Islamic-Animist goddess of fertility, Baka Nimba, was given to Francis by the Moslem president of the Republic of Guinea and head of its socialist party, Rally of the Guinean People (aka Guinean People's Assembly), Alpha Condé.
“It's called Nmba. It is the god of fertility, so that women have many children.”
— Alpha Condé, the Moslem President of the Republic of Guinea,
to Francis about the gift he gave Francis —
“Italy needs fertility.”
— Francis’ reply —