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Francis receives Cristina Fernandez, but is criticized for mingling in Argentine politics

Monday, June 8th 2015 - 07:49 UTC
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was received on Sunday in the Vatican by Pope Francis for an encounter that lasted almost two hours, in the fifth meeting between the pontiff and head of state since the ex-Buenos Aires archbishop was elected to the Holy See. The meeting however was not without criticism from Buenos Aires. Read full article

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  • Skip

    How many times did the German Chancellor meet with Benedict?
    How many times did the Polish President meet with John Paul?

    Bet the Papal Conclave will think twice before letting another Latin American in.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 08:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    I imagine he spoke for 5 minutes max and she rambled on for an hour and 35 minutes.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 08:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • agent999

    That must have been a long confession for all her sins.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 09:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy65

    Apparently Kirchner used the papal toilet and the smell was disgusting

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    I wonder if she'll return to the airport and find a wheel clamp on Tango1?

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 10:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 5

    TMBOA usually rents planes from a British company exactly because of that risk and it will be safer because it has all the servicing done by proper technicians.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • KikeUshuaia

    @4, with my earlymorning eye I read:

    “Apparently Kirchner used her paypal credit and the smell was disgusting”

    Then I woke up, thanx.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 12:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    The problem of the Argentines is what did they really expect from this villero??

    Off the hordes went in 2013, taking loans and whatever they could scrap and off to Rome to beg around town… All the same take a selfie in the Vatican and to wave another Argentine flag, drink mate and shout out loud to the Pope as if they were lifelong acquaintances and upload on facebook as if tomorrow the Pope would not have to put up with the same pathetic spectacle.

    El argento en el Vaticano es mas grasa que cucharada de tuco…

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    His Holyiness, Papa Francisco is a good man that's being manipulated deftly by the biggest Argenitine whor* since Evita.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 02:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    9.
    So he is a nice guy??.... I dont care he has no convictions, no courage, no balls.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 02:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    The pic looks like a photo op for the chiefs of enterprises that are almost singularly distinguished by their collaboration with and support for the Nasties.

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    Reeeekie writes: “Here It is, all the issues of a nation of forty-some million people explained in just seven words. We are all liars.”

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    Jun 08th, 2015 - 03:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jmackiej

    They both look very happy together, the two whores of Babylon in the same place at the same time.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 04:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brasherboot

    I bet he's fisting her

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Novation

    She uses the same British company that provided the military airbridge for years, yet sticks some crazy penalties on the oil industry personnel. Woman's a mentalist and only uses the Falklands as a lobbying tool. Even the angry mobs are only 10 people with scarves on their faces.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 05:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    It's heartbreaking to see the disappointment of those abroad who have been writing Cristina's obit for years.
    The domestic opposition is apoplectic and almost ready
    You may take comfort that Papa Francisco is not meeting a political candidate or similar; he is, as a head of state, meeting another head of state, in this case one with whom he shares many societal values.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    And she still gets British aid, no matter what she does,
    or how badly she treats the islanders,
    one has to wonder who is the fool.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 06:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    britonto
    “And she still gets British aid, no matter what she does,”

    yes, she receives a lot of british aid, most of all from british tax havens like cayman and bermuda.

    you british wannabes are her best minions.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 06:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    you british wannabes are her best minions
    [ mugs maybe ]

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 07:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Voice

    Heads of State? One heads a State of lunatic kiddy fiddlers, the other bribed her way to power in a nation of dumbasses.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 09:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    What's the deal with Cretina's hat?

    It looks like something that fell off of an organ grinder's monkey's head.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • HansNiesund

    The leader of one faith-based cult met the leader of another faith-based cult,

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 10:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    We can only hope that the presidential milliner isn't Nismanned for this fashion faux pas.

    Jun 08th, 2015 - 11:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    More awe-inspiring lessons in superiority (in this case, superior management and operational standards) from our Anglo deities:

    https://www.yahoo.com/travel/woman-flown-to-wrong-city-on-easyjet-121037008707.html

    “EasyJet and Manchester Airport allowed an 84-year-old woman who was left unattended in a wheelchair to take the wrong flight to Malta instead of Athens.”

    “Argyro Aretaki, who speaks no English, was supposed to receive special assistance to her plane, which was arranged by her son, Dimitri Aretakis. Instead she was unattended in Terminal 1.”

    “The woman was allowed to board the wrong plane to Malta despite the boarding pass to Athens, and when what she thought was her seat was occupied, the flight crew simply found her a different one rather than realize the mistake.”

    “Aretaki wound up 550 miles off course in Malta, with her baggage in Athens – flying baggage without the bag’s owner on the plane is against airport security rules.”

    Fail.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 05:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Oh no!

    So they didn't throw her out the side of an aeroplane over the South Atlantic?

    Those rascals. Certainly was a fail.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 07:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The_troLLimpic_games

    @24

    How long do you hark back to the past?? 10 years? 20?

    40?

    I choose to hark back 150 and 200 years then.

    The Anglos are depraved, rapacious, dastardly, and deserve no respect based on how the act (attacking other nations without provocation, sending dozens of species to extinction, polluting all corners of the planet, disregarding laws, ignoring basic values and respect for human beings for being human beings and alive, the list goes on and on...

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @23 The_troLLimpic_games
    Yes, Cameron promised to speed up deporting “illegals”, case of never mind where to.

    Or, we could always load them into boats at one of the British bases in Cyprus, then tow them out into the Med and let them get lost in the swarm heading for Italy.

    150 to 200 years ago your forbearers were sending the S. American Natives into extinction, or have you forgotten your own Planter history?

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    Argentines used to joke that “God is Argentine.”
    I guess the Pope is God's representative on Earth, so it must be truth.
    And on top of that, Francisco finds it worthwhile to have long chats with Cristina.
    So what does it tell you.
    Hard times for believers indeed.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @27 You won't know this as you are so out of touch but Dilma said, “If the Pope is Argentine, God must be Brazilian”.

    You and other Catholics may believe that the Pope is God's representative on earth but most people don't.

    Jun 09th, 2015 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I didn't know G_d's representative on Earth could retire.
    Silly superstitions.
    There's not one majority Catholic country that succeeds. They're all lazy and stupid.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Optimus_Princeps

    @27 That was arrogant and delusional even for you. If you knew the history of the formation of the Catholic Church, you wouldn't say something so blatantly retarded.

    It's a lengthy topic not suitable for this forum. Even so, judging by your previous comments, you don't have the capacity to grasp reality and it would be a waste of time to discuss something you wouldn't have the capacity to grasp.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H

    @27 Enrique Massot
    Makes much more sense from a Protestant perspective.

    Emissary of the Antichrist meets with the evil witch of Argentina.

    Easy to believe.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    If you knew the history of the formation of the Catholic Church

    We take it, you do.

    Jun 10th, 2015 - 06:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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