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Pope Francis holds an audience with Mr. Alberto Fernández Pope Francis holds an audience with Mr. Alberto Fernández 

Pope Francis meets with Argentina’s president

Pope Francis meets Thursday with the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, at a private audience in the Vatican.

By Vatican News staff writer

The Holy See Press Office announced Thursday that Pope Francis met with Argentine President Alberto Fernández during a private audience in the Paul VI Hall.

The communique said the talks were cordial and that appreciation was expressed for the “good bilateral relations”.

The Pope and the president discussed the situation in Argentina, “with particular reference to certain issues such as the management of the pandemic emergency, the economic and financial crisis, and the fight against poverty.”

The two also noted the “significant contribution that the Catholic Church has offered and continues to provide.”

Finally, concluded the statement, “some regional and international issues were mentioned.”

President Fernández then met separately with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

13 May 2021, 13:03