After the information spread over the weekend, Pope Francis finally confirmed his intention to visit Argentina in 2023.
Before a consultation during a virtual activity of Scholas Occurrentes, the Supreme Pontiff assured: “The idea is next year, let’s see if it can be done.”
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As Sergio Rubin announced in TN, the Vatican Secretariat of State launched preparations for Francisco’s trip to the country.
Closed the 2023 electoral, March, April and May of next year would be the most convenient months for the visit of the pontiff to Argentina. In today’s activity, the Pope avoided giving details about the date.
“The purpose of traveling to Argentina is still valid; it is unfair to say that I do not want to go,” said the Supreme Pontiff. (Photo: courtesy of Cienradios)
“My idea is to travel next year. We will see if it is possible ”, she responded to a question, during the closing day of the First World Congress of “Educational Ecocities”, underway in Rome, since May 23.
The event, held at the Pontifical Patristic Institute “Augustinianum”, was organized by the Scholas Occurrentes movement and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF). The congress was attended by 50 mayors from Latin America and Europe.
At this afternoon’s appointment, the Pontiff met with the young people of Scholas, also in videoconference with various parts of the world, Argentina, the United States, Mexico and the Colombian Amazon.
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In addition, the Pope connected with a group of elderly and young people from a residence in Spain that is part of the intergenerational educational program, “Estar Juntos.”
In one of these links the Pope was asked: “Do you intend to travel to Argentina?” And Francisco replied: “My idea is to travel next year. We’ll see if it’s possible.”
The Pontiff also responded, again in Spanish, to other questions related to environmental issues, the “educational pact”, armed violence and the relationship between generations. At the end of the meeting, the Pope returned to the Vatican.
With information from ANSA.