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Pope Francis Privately Meets With Argentine President

President Macri Was in Rome for Canonization of Argentina’s ‘Gaucho Priest’

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Pope Francis has met privately with the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri.
The Holy See Press Office confirmed the Argentine Pontiff met with the president Saturday morning in the Vatican. The president was accompanied by his wife and family.
While the Press Office didn’t release a statement regarding the meeting, according to Vatican Radio, the Argentine President told journalists it was “good” and “positive,” and that they discussed various issues.
President Macri was in Rome for the canonization of Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero, the Argentinian known as the “the Gaucho priest,” who was canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday morning, Oct. 16, along with six others.
This morning, Pope Francis received in audience, the president, vice presidents and secretary general of the Episcopal Conference of Argentina.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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