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Francis wanted to understand how Macri was going to address eliminating poverty

Monday, February 29th 2016 - 07:18 UTC
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  “They talked about terrorism, drug-trafficking, poverty, inequality, and most of the time about the union of Argentines”, revealed Susana Malcorra “They talked about terrorism, drug-trafficking, poverty, inequality, and most of the time about the union of Argentines”, revealed Susana Malcorra
“We also talked with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who wishes to accompany his Holiness, soon, since he does not know Argentina”. “We also talked with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who wishes to accompany his Holiness, soon, since he does not know Argentina”.

It was a 'good, enriching' meeting, a private conversation between the Holy Father and the president “which covered all the areas we expected to cover”, was how the Argentine foreign minister described Saturday's 22 minutes meeting between Francis and visiting President Mauricio Macri.

 “They talked about terrorism, drug-trafficking, poverty, inequality, and most of the time about the union of Argentines”, revealed Susana Malcorra, who added that Francis wanted to dialogue with the president to compare notes and understand how the government, which has as its main objective eliminating poverty, can advance in something so important“.

Malcorra underlined that the pope is very much interested in visiting Argentina, although this year's agenda does not allow him: ”he will visit the country as soon as his agenda is free. We also talked about this with the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who expressed his desire to accompany his Holiness, soon, since he does not know Argentina“.

As to the coming visit of US president Barack Obama, Malcorra affirmed that ”we are going to have the opportunity of a direct and specific dialogue on issues that we are interested, with the leaders of the world. This is evidence that we are having a very serious role and diverse with all world leaders, that is also a strong signal for the private sector and those areas in which we must advance to achieve results with impact for the people, so that from dialogue we advance to facts”.

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  • T_Paine

    If they want to reverse the poverty growth they need to reverse their policy of making more poor people like they've been doing so well since Peron.

    That Peronista Pope needs to be vigorously re-educated.

    Feb 29th, 2016 - 11:52 am 0
  • ChrisR

    More like a 0.22lr rf in the back of the head.

    Feb 29th, 2016 - 01:23 pm 0
  • Dont mess with the British

    This is the Antichrist Pope who never said a word about poverty in Argentina when the queen of thieves Crissy girl was President. I would not trust this Pope in a month of sundays. Inviting Crissy girl six times to the Vatican in the short time he has been Pope showing her all the Vatican's ill gotten gains every time she paid him a visit, in charge of a 400,000.000 a year fortune no wonder the antichrist was smiling every time she paid him a visit. Making him Pope was like putting a chocoholic in charge of Cadbury's chocolate tasting unit and telling him to not taste the chocolate but to make sure someone else tasted it instead. And as an after thought did any of the Swiss guards search the Queen of thieves handbag that was being carried over the shoulder of her favorite bodyguard or done a audit to see what is missing? Notice the difference when Maci paid him a visit, the face on Pope told an untold story. Maci told him he was lucky he was Pope or he would have been in jail for the past deeds that he has done. He reminds of another Pope the Borgia Pope He spoke Spanish as well.

    Feb 29th, 2016 - 02:44 pm 0
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