Despite accusations, Argentine President Milei visited Pope


Argentine President Javier Milei visited the Pope in the Vatican on Monday (see video above). Discussions then followed at the State Secretariat. During the election campaign in Argentina, the politician repeatedly criticized the pope.

He accused him of not distancing himself clearly enough from the left-wing autocracies in Latin America. The Argentine church clearly positioned itself against Milei during the election campaign. In a TV interview a few days before the second election, Francis himself, without naming Milei, warned against “messianic clowns” who reminded him of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.

However, after the libertarian politician’s victory, he congratulated Milei by telephone on his election success. Milei has already officially invited Francis to Argentina and reconfirmed this invitation during the private audience. The Pope was born in Buenos Aires.

During his visit to the Vatican on Monday, Milei was accompanied by a delegation including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of the Interior and the new Argentine Ambassador to Israel. Together they attended the canonization of Argentina’s first saint, Maria Antonia de San José de Paz y Figueroa, better known as ‘Mama Antula’, in St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday. Initially, talks are planned with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, President Sergio Mattarella and the Italian authorities.

Source: Krone


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