Pope Francis on Saturday morning met with the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, who in turn met with the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States.
The statement released by the Holy See Press Office called the meeting cordial and it “demonstrated the good bilateral relations between the Holy See and the Argentine Republic.” In the meeting, the Pope and the President discussed on themes concerning both the parties, like assistance for integral development, respect for human rights, the fight against poverty and drug trafficking, justice, peace and social reconciliation.
The contribution made by the Argentine society in the promotion and formation of the new generation was also a topic of their discussion. They discussed about issues concerning broader significance and interest at both regional and global level.
They concluded the discussion after exchanging gifts.