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Pope to meet Argentine president March 17

Private audience at Vatican ahead of official trip to Paris

07 March, 16:46
Pope to meet Argentine president March 17 (ANSA) - Buenos Aires, March 7 - Argentina's President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner will meet Pope Francis in a private audience at the Vatican on March 17, the Argentine government said in an official statement on Friday.

Kirchner is scheduled to travel to Paris on March 19-20 to take part in the inauguration of the Paris Book Fair and meet French President Francois Hollande. Kirchner previoulsy met Francis, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, last March shortly after he was elected pontiff.