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This Thursday, the meeting between Pope Francis and United States President Joe Biden was announced at the Vatican for next October 29 within the framework of the G20, which will take place in Italy.
The information was confirmed by the apostolic nuncio Christophe Pierre to the US bishops agency, Catholic News Service (CNS), where he further stated that Biden and the supreme potífice “will discuss working together in efforts based on respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the climate crisis and caring for the poor.”
This would be the first formal meeting between the two since Biden became president.
Biden, is the second Catholic president in the history of the United States and met with the Pope in 2016 when he was vice president of the country.
In addition, he spoke by phone with Pope Francis on November 12, 2020, when the Holy Father congratulated him on having managed to win the presidency.
On October 9, Pope Francis met in the Vatican with the president of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, who was in Rome to speak at a meeting of legislators from around the world in preparation for the summit. climate of the UN.
On the social network Pelosi also commented that “His Holiness’s leadership is a source of joy and hope for Catholics and for all people.”
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