President of Brazil and Pope Francis meet in the Vatican | News

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The President of Brazil, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, met this Wednesday in the Vatican with Pope Francis and they discussed various topics, including peace in the world.


The president of Brazil meets in Rome with his Italian counterpart

According to the press, Lula and the first lady, Rosángela da Silva, arrived at the Vatican around 2:15 p.m. local time and attended the meeting with Francis, which took place behind closed doors for 45 minutes.

Lula thanked the pontiff for the meeting and for the "good conversation about peace in the world", a topic on which months ago he proposed creating a group of countries that could mediate and bring Russia and Ukraine to a negotiating table.

In addition, his press team had advanced that they would also talk about the fight against hunger.

After the private meeting, Lula presented the delegation accompanying him and they presented the Argentine pope with, among other things, an engraving of the Holy Family and a statue of Our Lady of Nazareth of Bethlehem.

Regarding the delivery of this last relic, Rosángela da Silva expressed through Twitter:

"Receiving the blessings of Pope Francis and delivering an image of Our Lady of Nazaré, patroness of the Amazon and which annually attracts pilgrims from all over Brazil to one of the largest Catholic festivals in the world, the Círio de Nazaré. We took advantage of the meeting to invite the Pope to participate in this year's festivities, which take place in Bethlehem in October".

After meeting with the pope, the Brazilian president discussed diplomatic issues with Archbishop Edgar Parra Peña, substitute for the Vatican Secretary of State.

During this Wednesday Lula is also scheduled to meet with the Prime Minister, Georgia Meloni, after before his meeting with the Pope he held interviews with the former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema and the nation's president, Sergio Mattarella,

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