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The emotional meeting between Pope Francis and the ambassador of Peru's mother

Pope Francis received the credentials of the new ambassador of Peru to the Holy See,  Maria Elvira Velasques. They spoke for a few minutes. But the great star of the audience, without a doubt, was the diplomat's 89-year-old mother. Pope Francis was surprised she could travel at her age. "Her daughter makes her travel all over the world.â? "Forgive me, but I am so emotional I can't speak.â? After the traditional exchange of gifts, Pope Francis made a familiar request. "Pray for me.â? The mother was left speechless, but Ambassador Velasques spoke for her. "My mother always prays for you.â?  IPC/ATO CTV VM -BN Up: IPC