The conversation between Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron lasted almost an hour. Then the head of the Elysée had an interview with card. Pietro Parolin and Msgr. Richard Gallagher in the Secretariat of State. The meeting between Macron and the Pope took place in a very cordial atmosphere and at the moment of her greetings the ‘premiere dame’ Brigitte said to the Pontiff: “I pray for you every day”. Macron donated to the Pope a 1796 edition of Immanuel Kant’s “For perpetual peace”.
“During the cordial talks in the Secretariat of State, international issues were focused on, starting with the conflict in Ukraine, with special regard for the humanitarian situation. Particular consideration was also given to the Caucasus region, the Middle East and to Africa “, reports a note from the Holy See.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Quirinale for a private visit. A lunch is planned between the two presidents.
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