Pope Francis To Visit Argentina, Uruguay And Chile In 2016

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Pope Francis meets with Chile's President Michelle Bachelet during a private audience on June 5, 2015 at the Vatican. Getty

Pope Francis might be visiting his homeland next year. The President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, revealed that The Pope is seriously thinking about making a trip to South America in 2016 but she mentions that specific dates have not yet been scheduled.

After her meeting with the Argentinian Pope on Friday, Bachelet stated that during their conversation, which was very pleasant according to the Chilean President, El Papa Francisco commented that his visit would include Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina.

The meeting, which was a mandatory audience that lasted 47 minutes, happened in one of the libraries located in one of the Vatican’s palaces. The Pontiff expressed his glee as soon as the President arrived, “Glad to have you here.” He said as she walked into the library.

The Vatican released a statement including the major topics that were addressed during the meeting: preserving human life, abortion, education, and social peace. Within these contexts, the President reaffirmed the role of Catholic institutions in the Chilean society, and it was agreed that they contribute to in a positive way. Especially in human promotion, formation, and assistance of those who need it the most. 

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