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Milei writes to Pope Francis, showers him with reward and invitations him to go to ArgentinaTHE WORLD (Video) / EMILIANO LASALVIA | AFP (Photo)

Pope Francis was formally invited this Thursday to go to Argentina, his native nation, which he has not set foot in since he was elected 11 years in the past. highest head of the Catholic Church. The invitation, prolonged by letter by Javier Milei, is the newest proof of the 180-degree turns that the Argentine president has taken since he was elected to workplace in November 2023.

“I value your wise advice, and your wishes for courage and wisdom for me, so necessary to face the challenge of directing the destinies of our Country and our fellow citizens,” says a passage from the two-page letter, through which Milei invitations Francisco to go to that might contribute to “the much desired unity” of all Argentines.

“I invite you to visit our beloved Homeland, according to the dates and places indicated to us, keeping in mind the general desire of our cities, provinces and towns to have your presence and transmit their filial affection,” the letter provides.


The ultraliberal got here to energy with shouts, insults, aesthetics and groundbreaking proposals, however in lower than 48 hours as elected president of Argentina, he demonstrated an unsuspected love for pragmatism. It was evident on November 21 in his phone dialog with Francisco.

“Wisdom and courage,” Francisco wished Milei, in an eight-minute dialog, after congratulating him on his victory over the Peronist. Sergio Massa within the second spherical of elections on November 19. “I don’t lack courage and I’m working on wisdom,” Milei responded in a dialogue that sources near the libertarian outlined as “enjoyable.”

Diana Mondino, at present Milei’s Foreign Minister, managed contact with the Pope, who referred to as the president-elect throughout a tv interview that was going down on the resort the place the winner of Sunday’s elections is staying. Mondino interrupted the interview so Milei may reply the decision that got here from the Vatican.

Already then, Milei made a verbal invitation to the pope to go to the nation. The invitation was acquired with pleasure by Francisco, 87 years previous, who has not set foot in Argentina since he was elected on March 13, 2013 because the first Latin American Pope in historical past. Her relationship with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner whereas she coincided along with her as president was fluid, whereas she handled Mauricio Macri with excessive coldness.

The rapprochement between Milei and the Pope is sort of a political flip. The imminent Argentine president outlined the Pope a while in the past, when he didn’t dream of reaching the Casa Rosada, as “the evil one”, and already throughout the electoral marketing campaign he accused him of supporting dictatorships: “The Pope plays politically, he has strong political interference, he has demonstrated “nice affinity with dictators like Castro and Maduro, is on the aspect of bloody dictatorships.”

The Pope reacted by elliptically criticizing Milei, whom he defined as a dangerous “Pied Piper” who deceives people. Meanwhile, Milei’s ideological guru, Alberto Benegas Lynch (son), asked at the close of the first round campaign to break relations with the Vatican.

All that is in the past, Milei wants the Pope to visit Argentina and end this year with the distance with the country where he was born.