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Sat Feb 27, 2016, 01:53 PM

Argentine President Mauricio Macri gets icy reception from his fellow countryman, Pope Francis.

What was Saturday’s meeting between President Mauricio Macri and Pope Francis at the Vatican like? According to Spain’s largest newspaper El País, a “clear distance" that not even Macri's key adviser Jaime Durán Barba can deny.

“Macri traveled to Rome to soften a relation with the Pope that seemed complex already before he arrived in the government. But gestures show things resulted even worst than what it was expected,” the article published today in El País said. “The meeting lasted only 22 minutes, Francis’ face was very serious, cold and the president later admitted that the Pope had confirmed he won't be travelling to Argentina in 2016.”

“There are two factors that weigh the cordiality index during the meetings Pope Francis holds with foreign leaders. One of them is his face during the traditional exchange of gifts. The other one, the duration of the private meeting. And this time both factors refer to a cold meeting, too cold especially for an Argentine pope greeting the president of his country,” the article points out.

Pope Francis, moreover, showed a “serious, calculated” expression, without the “camaraderie or the jokes that have typified Pope Francis (the first Latin American pope) when speaking to someone who, from a religious, cultural or political point of view, differs from his own convictions.”

“The Argentine president insisted the meeting had been ‘very good’; but he and his key adviser, Ecuadorian spinmeister Jaime Durán Barba, know better than anybody that modern politics are about images - and the one that will remain is Francis’ gesture.”

At: http://buenosairesherald.com/article/209636/international-media-highlight-icy-popemacri-encounter
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It's a wonder Pope Francis even bothered to greet Macri, who always seems to forget that respect is a two-way street. http://www.democraticunderground.com/110847557



[center]Macri, Pope Francis, and Macri's sweatshop-owning wife, Juliana.[/center]

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Reply Argentine President Mauricio Macri gets icy reception from his fellow countryman, Pope Francis. (Original post)
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Judi Lynn Feb 2016 #1
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Sat Feb 27, 2016, 08:11 PM

1. Viva, Francis. He looks very determined to get that meeting behind him quickly, and walk away. Viva!

The grifters on either side of him look deeply uncomfortable. Apparently they are confused over not seeing him grovel at their feet.

What the #### did they expect?

They need to take a moment to remember who they are, and slither back to their lair.

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President Barack Obama bids farewell to Pope Francis following a private audience at the Vatican



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If our President were slimy, and hate-filled like Macri, I'd expect this great Pope to give him the same treatment.

Thank you, forest444! This news information has been beautifully documented for posterity! I hope Macri and the sweat-shop owner will be sure to put up photos of it in their home for their fascist friends to see.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 09:31 PM

2. Wonderful photos, Judi. Obama's visit, as we later learned, was a great day (the Cuban breakthrough)

I can tell you that, like many Italian-Argentines, when Pope Francis likes you it really shows.

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Response to forest444 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 09:52 PM

3. Wonderful clip! I see why someone chose to share a representative view of his basic normal behavior.

Instantly it's easy to spot he is loving, warm, and kind in spirit. Then you can see he respects, and honors his position greatly.

I am even MORE impressed by this Pope than I ever was, earlier.

It would take someone REALLY nasty to get on the Pope's bad side, wouldn't it?

Thank you, so much, forest444. Gracias, grazie.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 11:17 PM

5. Prego, Judi!

And, you're right. From all accounts, Pope Francis definitely prefers to give people the benefit of the doubt. It usually takes something deeply offensive to him to make him have such a falling-out with someone. This, for starters:

One million new poor in two months as a result of Macri's measures

Since the right-wing Mauricio Macri administration took office last December 10, there are, according to economic affairs journalist Roberto Navarro, one million new poor in Argentina (a nation of 43 million). Speaking in a C5N cable news interview, Navarro added that, barring a change in policies, the number could swell by another two million by year's end.

According to Navarro, the sudden increase in poverty rates is due to the impact on consumer prices from Macri's sharp devaluation and a series of other measures that only favored the country's more powerful sectors.

A wave of layoffs in both the private and public sector is also adding to poverty rates, as well as resulting in a significant increase in social unrest. Undeterred, Interior Minister Rogelio Frigerio recently asserted that there are "more than 70,000 junk contracts" - referring to the public sector employees which the Macri administration intends to fire - currently under review.

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 11:06 PM

4. Returning to gawk at the photo,I've decided the grifters look as if they've had diaper accidents.n/t

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