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President Cristina Fernandez met with Pope Francisco

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The Pope made a "very strong appeal to keep the unity of the peoples of South America”, said the President

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said that Pope Francisco conveyed a message that the countries of the region "are kept together, not separate, constantly dialogue. That was a constant appeal that reveals, worries," said head of State.

Shortly before embarking for France, the President insisted that "it was a very strong appeal to keep the union among the peoples of South America and the ongoing dialogue between us," she said.

She stressed that it remained a "very warm, special" meeting with Pope Francisco, in remarks she made ​​after lunch she shared with his Holiness in the Santa Marta residence in Rome.

The President said that the Pope discussed the situation in the southern region and the world, and the conflict that occurs on several fronts and noted that one theme Francisco "is concerned and that is disclosed and youth work" and in this regard he said he gave alarming numbers, especially in terms of unemployment in Europe and elsewhere. "

Pointed out then that he told the Pope that in a few days will inaugurate an image of the Father Mugica on July 9, and admitted to his Holiness "phenomenal work done by slum priests in Argentina." Also said the tribute paid a few days ago to the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, a year after his death, with a Mass at 31 Villa Barracks, "It was magical, beautiful," said the President.

Noted that the Pope "he reveals the theme of work and unemployment of youth, with high numbers of what happens in Europe," and she explained to him that was launched in Argentina the Proceed Plan, to include young people not completed their studies and that they achieved in the last quarter of 2013 the index of "lowest in a decade" unemployment.

Added that she mentioned it to Francisco "what good would that some read a few paragraphs of his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, where it is clear that the issue of the economy kills, and the need for inclusion as the great antidote to insecurity, disappointment, lack of joy".

traslation: Belén Zapata