Of Esther Palma
Prime Minister Meloni, with her daughter and partner, in the Vatican to meet the Pope
The premier Giorgia Meloni she arrived at the Vatican with her daughter Ginevra and partner Andrea Giambruno to meet Pope francesco. A staff member was also with the couple and the child. It is the first time that the Pope has received the leader of FdI as president of the Council.
According to the official Vatican protocol, it is a private visit, but the Pope always prefers to use this type of formulation, he did it even when he met the previous premiers.
In the San Damaso courtyard, the premier and her family were welcomed by father Leonardo Sapienza, the regent of the papal household, and by the Italian ambassador to the Holy See Francesco Di Nitto. And if in her autobiography “I am Giorgia” the premier had said that she felt spiritually closer to John Paul II and Benedict XVI (at whose funeral last Thursday she was present, after having been among the first to pay homage to his body in San Peter) than to Pope Francis», it is also true that in his inauguration speech he included the current Pontiff, together with Saint Benedict and Wojtyla, among his sources of inspiration, also quoting a phrase by Francis: «Poverty cannot be fights with welfare, the door to a man’s dignity is work”.
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January 10, 2023 (change January 10, 2023 | 11:01 am)
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