what he brought as a gift to the Vatican



Papa Francesco, Emmanuel Macron – Photo by Ansa Foto

Emmanuel Macron arrived at the Vatican in the company of the first lady Brigitte and the presidential entourage. Pope Francis received the French president for an interview that lasted more than an hour.

The Pontiff presented him with a bronze medal representing Saint Peter and the colonnade, the volumes of papal documents, the Message for Peace of this year, the Document on Human Fraternity and the book on the Statio Orbis of March 27, 2020, edited by de Lev.

Macron returned the favor with a first edition in French of the book For Perpetual Peace by the philosopher Emmanuel Kant. That between the head of the Elysée and Pope Francis was the third audience after that of June 26, 2018, which was followed by that of November 26, 2021.

The French President’s trip to Rome began with Macron’s Trip to Italy began with a peace conference organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio, at the La Nuvola congress center in Rome. Later he met Giorgia Meloni in a Roman hotel. “We preferred this relationship to be informal, but it is important in the context of relations between our countries and the European Union”.

The program of Macron’s visit to Rome

This afternoon, Monday October 24, after the visit to the Pope, Macron will go to the Basilica of Saint John in Lateran, after having lunch at the Quirinal with the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella. The French presidents are proto-canons of honor of the Chapter of San Giovanni in Laterano, for a tradition dating back to the kings of France, renewed in the 1950s.

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