June 19, 2013
‘Speechless’ Macri salutes Pope Francis
BA City Mayor Mauricio Macri attended Pope Francis’ inauguration mass in the Vatican but when the moment of the official salutation came he went “speechless” and forgot “everything” he had planned to tell the new spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
“I was so thrilled that I forgot everything that I wanted to say; I went speechless,” the head of the PRO party told reporters of La Red radio station some minutes after the historic event that the Western world has watched closely over the past days ended.
Maurcio Macri added that the newly elected pontiff asked him why he did not bring his daughter Antonia to the ceremony. “I told him that the next time I’ ll bring her and that it is a good time to make the most of the unity of all Argentineans,” he explained.
Joined by his wife Juliana Awada, shocked Macri was not able to ask Pope Francis when he was planning to visit Buenos Aires.