- Pope Francis received the new president of his country, Argentina, in Rome for the first time.
- Among other things, Javier Maile will attend the canonization of an Argentine nun and meet the Pope for an audience.
- Although the relationship was previously considered tense, the reception of Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica was warm.
During the election campaign for the highest office in the land, Miley insulted the Pope, calling him a “fool” and a “son of a bitch” who was promoting communism around the world. Meanwhile, he has already extended an invitation to a state visit. Francis has not returned to his homeland since his papacy began in 2013.
Before the service began, Francis and Millie greeted each other warmly. The Pope, who was sitting in a wheelchair, and the President also grabbed each other's shoulders. This Monday, the Pope will receive the guest from his homeland in a special meeting. Miley has been president of Argentina since December.
The Argentine president's program on Monday also includes meetings with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and President Sergio Mattarella.
The reason for the visit is the canonization of the Argentine Mama Antola (1730-1799). The devout Catholic – whose real name is Maria Antonia de San Giuseppe de Paz y Figueroa – is the first Latin American woman to be canonized. Because of her commitment to the poor and sick, the Pope honors her as a special example of love to this day.
It will be watched with interest to see if the Argentine national's visit plans come true. The 87-year-old announced that he wants to return to his homeland for the first time in the second half of this year. However, it is clear that his health has been bothering him for some time. Francis was forced to cancel his scheduled trip to attend the World Climate Summit in Dubai at the end of last year at short notice.
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