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Pope Francis meets with President of Argentina

The President of Argentina has met with Pope Francis during his visit to some European countries to seek support for his debt management and other issues.

David Fernández Alonso-May 13, 2021-Reading time: < 1 minutes
the pope with the president of argentina

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On Thursday morning, May 13, the Holy Father Francis received in audience, in the Paul VI Hall, the President of the Republic of Argentina, H.E. Mr. Alberto Fernandez, who also met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, accompanied by Msgr. Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

According to the Office of the Holy See Press Room, in the course of cordial talks with the Superiors of the Secretariat of State, appreciation was expressed for the existing good bilateral relations and the intention to further develop cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

The situation of the country was also discussed, with particular reference to some problems such as the management of the health emergency resulting from the pandemic, the economic and financial crisis and the fight against poverty, pointing out, in this context, the significant contribution that the Catholic Church has offered and continues to ensure.

Finally, some regional and international issues were discussed.

President Alberto Fernandez is touring Europe to gather support for the management of the debt accumulated by the Argentine nation. He has already visited Madrid, Lisbon and Paris.

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