Pope Francis Meets Argentine President Javier Milei in Vatican

Pope Francis Meets Argentine President Javier Milei in Vatican


ROME — Pope Francis received Argentina’s populist president Javier Milei for an hourlong meeting Monday in the Vatican.

“During the cordial discussions, which took place at the Secretariat of State, appreciation was expressed for the good relations between the Holy See and the Argentine Republic, and the will to strengthen them further,” the Vatican press office said in a statement.

According to the Vatican, discussions also turned to the new government’s program to address Argentina’s economic crisis as well as international topics such as “ongoing conflicts and the commitment to peace among nations.”

Yesterday Milei and the pope met informally for the first time following the canonization of the first Argentinean saint, Mama Antula, in Saint Peter’s Basilica.

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