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Lula da Silva pictured with the Pope's Malvinas-dialogue poster

Thursday, September 10th 2015 - 06:32 UTC
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Hopeful Scioli, Lula da Silva and Cristina Fernandez holding the Pope's poster calling for Malvinas dialogue Hopeful Scioli, Lula da Silva and Cristina Fernandez holding the Pope's poster calling for Malvinas dialogue

Brazil's former president Lula da Silva was pictured holding Pope Francis' poster calling for dialogue in the 'Malvinas issue'.

  Lula da Silva, despite all the corruption charges his closest aides and party are facing in Brazil, spent time on Wednesday in Argentina campaigning for Daniel Scioli, the presidential candidate chosen by Cristina Fernandez to succeed her in the coming October election.

“It's time for dialogue on Malvinas, between Argentina and United Kingdom” read the poster, similar to the one a few weeks ago Francis showed in St Peter's square, and which his spokesperson, Pinocchio, later said it was one of many gifts the holy father recevies and that the Argentine born pope was 'unaware' of what he was holding.

However later the man involved in the Malvinas campaign incidetn, Gustavo Hoyo revealed that the Pope was well aware of what the poster said, and even encouraged him to continue with the initiative.

The latest picture shows Lula da Silva next to Cristina Fernández and Daniel Scioli holding the poster, following a political rally in the town of Jose C Paz.

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  • ElaineB

    Does the Pope make posters in his spare time? How is it the Pope's poster?

    Sep 10th, 2015 - 09:30 am 0
  • Skip

    This picture is hilarious.

    It's like amateur hour in South America.

    Can anyone imagine the former leader of a serious and powerful country doing this?

    Didn't think so.

    Sep 10th, 2015 - 10:02 am 0
  • gordo1

    @1 ElaineB

    You are quite right! Even though I have my doubts about the motives of the Holy Father and his possible support for Argentina insofar as the Falklands archipelago is concerned this poster was contrived by some idiot malvinista and is NOT “the Pope's poster”.

    Sep 10th, 2015 - 11:34 am 0
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