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Pope Francis Visited by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

In the Past, Michelle Bachelet Was Also Received By Benedict XVI

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Pope Francis has received United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

The visit to the Pope in the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on Aug. 12, 2020, was confirmed in a Holy See Press Office bulletin.

The UN Official had served two non-consecutive terms as President of Chile. During her 2006-2010 term, she met Pope Benedict XVI.

In January 2018, toward the end of her second term as acting president, Bachelet welcomed Pope Francis during his Apostolic Trip to Chile. In that visit, Francis also visited Peru.

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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': or

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