May 25, 2013
Francis to meet CFK in his first audience with a head of state
The Vatican Press Office has announced that Pope Francis will meet President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Monday at 8.50 AM Buenos Aires time. It will be the first official meeting the pontiff holds with a head of state.
At the Santa Marta House, where former Argentine cardinal Mario Bergoglio is to remain till he moves to the Apostolic Palace, the newly elected Pope will receive Fernández who will be in Rome to take part in the inauguration mass of Francis’ papacy to take place on Tuesday.
According to the Vatican, around 150 head of states and government will attend the historic ceremony with the first non-European pope in modern times to become the head of the Roman Catholic Church.