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Macron in phone conversation with Pope

  • published: 26 Apr 2020
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(21 Apr 2020) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS VIA AGENCY POOL (AFPTV) - AP CLIENTS ONLY Paris - 21 April 2020 ++INCLUDES AUDIO OF TRANSLATOR++ 1. French President Emmanuel Macron at his desk, talking on the phone (with speakers on) with Pope Francis UPSOUND (French and Italian): Macron: \"Holy Father, how are you?\" Pope: Inaudible Macron: \"I\'m happy to hear you and happy to \'meet\' you again even if it\'s only by phone, Holy Father.\" Pope: \"Last time we spoke it was one year ago.\" Macron: \"That\'s true. It\'s too long. You must come to France Holy Father. We are waiting for you.\" Pope: \"I would very much like to come and meet you but it\'s impossible for the moment.\" Macron: \"Of course, I know. As soon as this period is over, I will try to come and visit you to continue the conversation we had. But I am happy to talk to you by phone about a few topics we have at heart and share.\" STORYLINE: The French President\'s office said Emmanuel Macron and Pope Francis discussed solidarity toward the world\'s poorest countrie during a phone call on Tuesday. In his Easter message, Pope Francis called for debt forgiveness for the world\'s poorest nations, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The pontiff said the economies of these countries were being hit hardest by the virus and they should not be \"abandoned\". Macron is also pushing for debt rescheduling and, in some cases, debt cancellation. The French president and the head of the Catholic church last met face to face when Macron visited the Vatican in June 2018. =======================...

Macron in phone conversation with Pope

  • published: 26 Apr 2020
  • views: 1091

(21 Apr 2020) RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS VIA AGENCY POOL (AFPTV) - AP CLIENTS ONLY Paris - 21 April 2020 ++INCLUDES AUDIO OF TRANSLATOR++ 1. French President Emmanuel Macron at his desk, talking on the phone (with speakers on) with Pope Francis UPSOUND (French and Italian): Macron: \"Holy Father, how are you?\" Pope: Inaudible Macron: \"I\'m happy to hear you and happy to \'meet\' you again even if it\'s only by phone, Holy Father.\" Pope: \"Last time we spoke it was one year ago.\" Macron: \"That\'s true. It\'s too long. You must come to France Holy Father. We are waiting for you.\" Pope: \"I would very much like to come and meet you but it\'s impossible for the moment.\" Macron: \"Of course, I know. As soon as this period is over, I will try to come and visit you to continue the conversation we had. But I am happy to talk to you by phone about a few topics we have at heart and share.\" STORYLINE: The French President\'s office said Emmanuel Macron and Pope Francis discussed solidarity toward the world\'s poorest countrie during a phone call on Tuesday. In his Easter message, Pope Francis called for debt forgiveness for the world\'s poorest nations, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The pontiff said the economies of these countries were being hit hardest by the virus and they should not be \"abandoned\". Macron is also pushing for debt rescheduling and, in some cases, debt cancellation. The French president and the head of the Catholic church last met face to face when Macron visited the Vatican in June 2018. =======================...



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