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Meloni received Pope Francis: 35 minutes of conversation and the pontiff hands her his encyclical on peace in Ukraine

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Prime Minister Georgia Meloni met with Pope Francis. She arrived in the Vatican with her family: daughter Ginevra and partner Andrea Giambruno.

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thirty five minutes private interview: this is the first official meeting between Pope Francesco and Council President Georgia Meloni. On this occasion, the Prime Minister receives a gift from the Pope. peace message document this year Human Brotherhood and text “Encyclical on peace in Ukraine” Edited Francesco Antonio GranaVatican Correspondent Fattoquotidiano.it. Prime Minister Georgia Meloni met with Pope Francis at 10 am. AT Vatican she came with her family, daughter Guinevere and buddy Andrew Giambruno.

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The meeting was held in a warm atmosphere. At the center of the conversation, according to the Vatican, are “certain questions concerning Italian social positionwith a particular focus on issues related to the fight against povertyin familyto the phenomenon demographic and inyouth education. In continuation of the conversation, issues of an international character were considered, with special emphasis onEuropeto conflict in Ukraine and in migration“. Admiring the beauty of the Apostolic Palace, the prime minister said to the Pope: “Here you can talk endlessly.” Then Georgia Meloni introduced her closest friends to dad. staff starting with the Deputy Secretary of the Chairman of the Council Alfredo Mantovano, “a man with whom I have worked for many years, a great lawyer, a great Catholic.” Mantovano reminded the Pope, “I was in this room to see her with Asia Bibi’s family,” referring to the meeting at the Vatican while she was president of the Acs. “Yes, yes,” the Pope replied, recalling this event. There was also Francis DiNitto, Ambassador of Italy to the Holy See; So Charles Deodato, general secretary of the Palazzo Chigi. “The entire functioning of the machine depends on him,” commented Meloni. Then he introduced the chief of staff, the diplomatic adviser, the military adviser. Then the delegation headed by the Prime Minister met with the Secretary of State, Cardinal Peter Parolino and Mons. Paul Richard Gallagher.

Greet Georgia Meloni in the courtyard San Damasuswhere the Swiss guards lined up in the guard of honor, there was the regent of the papal court, father Leonardo Sapienza. The Holy Father also gave her a bronze work titled “social love“, depicting a child helping another to stand up, with the inscription “Amara helps”, volumes of papal documents, a book about Orbis Stadium of March 27, 2020, edited by Leo and the volume on the Pontifical Audience Apartment, edited by the Prefecture of the Papal Court. Instead, the Prime Minister presented Pope Francis with the book Holy Mass Explained to Children. Maria Montessori, 1955; a small volume containing “The Song of Creatures” and “I Fioretti” Saint Francis of Assisifrom 1920 and angel from the President’s personal collection.

Source: II Fatto Quotidiano

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