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Holy See Press Office Communiqué: Audience with the President of the Republic of Argentina, 13.05.2021

This morning, the Holy Father Francis received in audience, in the Paul VI Hall, the President of the Republic of Argentina, His Excellency Mr. Alberto Fernández, who went on to meet with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by His Excellency Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States.

During the cordial talks with the Superiors of the Secretariat of State, appreciation was expressed for the good bilateral relations that exist and the intention to further develop cooperation in areas of mutual interest. They also discussed the situation in the country, with particular reference to certain issues such as the management of the pandemic emergency, the economic and financial crisis and the fight against poverty, noting in this context the significant contribution that the Catholic Church has offered and continues to provide.

Finally, some regional and international issues were mentioned.

Vatican City State 13 May 2021