The French president Macron in audience with Pope Francis, then at the Quirinale to Mattarella
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The French president Macron in audience with Pope Francis, then at the Quirinale to Mattarella

Exchange of gifts on the theme of “peace” on the occasion of the third meeting between the Pontiff and the Head of the Elysée

Pope Francis received French President Emmanuel Macron at the Vatican, accompanied by the première dame Brigitte and the presidential entourage.

The interview lasted over an hour. The Pope gave the French president a bronze medal, framed in marble, depicting St. Peter and the colonnade, the volumes of papal documents, this year’s Message for Peace, the Document on Human Brotherhood and the book on the Statio Orbis of 27 March 2020, by Lev. Macron reciprocated with a first edition in French of Kant’s “For Perpetual Peace”.

This is the third audience between the Pope and the Head of the Elysée, after that of June 26, 2018, which was followed, on November 26, 2021, by a private meeting that lasted more than an hour.

Yesterday Macron participated in the prayer meeting for peace with the representatives of the great world religions organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio, entitled ” The Cry of Peace ”, which will end with the Pope’s speech tomorrow at the Colosseum .

Macron arrives at the Vatican, October 24, 2022

Yesterday, the French president met with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. “As Europeans, as neighboring countries, as peoples friends, with Italy we must continue all the work begun – wrote Macron on Twitter – Succeeding together, with dialogue and ambition: we owe it to our young people and our peoples. Our first meeting in Rome, @Giorgia Meloni, goes in this direction.”