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Pope meets with the president of Uruguay in a friendly and fun encounter

2013-06-03

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"This is so impressive, I feel overwhelmed.”

The meeting was longer than usual and lasted 45 minutes. According to the Vatican, various issues were addressed, such as "the integral development of persons, respect for human rights justice and social peace.”

The president also asked that the Church 'do everything possible so that the peace process in Colombia continues and comes to fruition'.

Mújica reminded the Pope that they shared a mutual friend, theologian and writer Alberto Methol Ferrè, who died in 2009. The Pope admitted the author's writing was thought provoking.

So, as a gift, the president gave the Pope a book authored by Ferre. Pope Francis presented Mújica with the final resolutions of the 2007 Latin American bishops conference in Aparecida, Brazil, and a lithograph.  

The fun continued when Pope Francis had a chance to meet with the president's staff.

The Pope described Mujica's visit as a meeting with "a wise man,”  and the president did not hide his emotions.

As usual, the delegation also met with the Secretary of State and the Vatican foreign minister.


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