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UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon invites Pope to UN Headquarters in New York

2013-04-09

BAN KI-MOON
United Nations Secretary General

"Your Holiness, it's a great honor for me to have an audience with you.”

Ban Ki-moon highlighted that the Holy See and the UN share common goals. They talked about the rising threats against the Korean peninsula, the instability in Syria, and  human trafficking, especially among women, refugees and migrants.

A delegation of 12, accompanied the Secretary General.  Among them was his chief of staff, who happens to be Latin American.

BAN KI-MOON
United Nations Secretary General

"This is Susana Malcorra. She's my chief of staff and she's an Argentinian.”

As a gift, the Secretary General gave the Pope a UN book, which includes the organization's chart six official languages. The Pope gave him a mosaic of St. Peter's Square, as an interpreter translated the conversation.

POPE FRANCIS
" E' un mosaico.”

TRANSLATOR
"It's a mosaic.”

The Pope did say a few words in English, but he then continued to speak in Italian.


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