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Tag: Pope Francis

  • Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 11:05 UTC

    Ailing Pope critical of free market policies

    In Francis' view, the “god of the market” and “the goddess of profit” are “false deities.”

    The Buenos Aires-born Pope Francis was hospitalized Wednesday for a medical check-up after which he was discharged with a flu-like state as concerns over the 87-year-old Pontiff's health mounted after he asked an assistant to do the reading for him during a service in which he told the faithful that he was still not feeling well. He had also canceled Saturday and Monday's engagements.

  • Tuesday, February 13th 2024 - 10:59 UTC

    Milei says he has built a positive bond with Pope Francis

    Milei and Francis met for over an hour, an unusually long encounter for the Pope with any foreign leader

    Argentine President Javier Milei, who once called Pope Francis “nefarious” and other epithets, admitted Monday that he had to “reconsider some positions” after meeting in person with the leader of the Catholic faith and fellow Buenos Aires native.

  • Monday, February 12th 2024 - 10:48 UTC

    Milei and Francis embrace at Mama Antula's canonization

    “It is a very important moment for Argentine history,” Milei said about Mama Antula's sainthood

    Argentine President Javier Milei and the Argentine-born Pope Francis embraced Sunday at the Vatican during the canonization of María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa (1730-1799), known as Mama Antula, who thus became the first female saint stemming from the current South American country.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2024 - 11:02 UTC

    Milei to visit “nefarious” Pope Francis next month

    Before Francis, Milei is scheduled to appear at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 17

    Argentine-born Pope Francis will have a private meeting at the Vatican on Feb. 11 with Javier Milei, the president of his native country, after the latter spoke ill of the Catholic leader during his election campaign, it was reported in Buenos Aires.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2023 - 09:25 UTC

    Pope Francis holds meeting with Bill Clinton and Soros' son

    “Thank you very much for visiting me,” Francis said to Clinton in English

    Argentine-born Pope Francis Wednesday welcomed former US President Bill Clinton at his Casa Santa Marta residence. “Thank you very much for visiting me,” the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires said in English as he walked with help from a cane due to his knee problems.

  • Thursday, June 22nd 2023 - 10:00 UTC

    Lula has busy agenda in Rome

    Lula arrived in Rome on Tuesday

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Argentine-born Pope Francis exchanged views for over an hour Wednesday on “the socio-political situation of the region” and discussed ”the promotion of peace (...) the fight against poverty and inequality, the respect for indigenous populations and the protection of the environment”, according to a communiqué.

  • Thursday, June 8th 2023 - 08:45 UTC

    Pope Francis recovering well after hernia surgery

    “The surgery was completed: it was carried out without complications and lasted three hours,” the Vatican said in a statement

    Argentina-born Pope Francis Wednesday underwent abdominal hernia surgery “without complications” at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, where he will remain for a few days, it was reported. The Pontiff is expected to resume his activities by June 18, the Vatican confirmed.

  • Thursday, June 1st 2023 - 10:22 UTC

    Pope Francis and Lula discuss Ukraine and possible trips

    Lula last met with Pope Francis in February, 2020

    Pope Francis and Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Wednesday discussed the situation in Ukraine during a telephone conversation in which the South American leader invited the Argentine priest to visit his country soon.

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 08:00 UTC

    Pope Francis picks Río Gallegos Bishop as new head of Church in Argentina

    The 55-year-old García Cuerva was appointed Bishop of Río Gallegos in 2019

    Pope Francis has picked the 55-year-old Bishop of Río Gallegos Jorge García Cuerva to become the new Archbishop of Buenos Aires after Cardinal Mario Aurelio Poli submitted his resignation due to his age. Poli succeeded Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio when he became Pope in 2013.

  • Thursday, May 25th 2023 - 21:32 UTC

    Argentina's president breaks protocol during religious service

    Alberto Fernández was full of praise for Pope Francis and former President Néstor Kirchner

    Argentine President Alberto Fernandez broke protocol and delivered a few words during the Te Deum held on Thursday at the Buenos Aires Cathedral on the occasion of the national holiday of May 25. Traditionally, May 25 marks the expulsion of the Spanish viceroy in 1810, but in 2023 it signified the 20th anniversary of Néstor Kirchner's coming to power, which is what Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) would later celebrate under heavy rain in Plaza de Mayo.