INFO LE FIGARO – In the midst of the European migration crisis, the Head of State is making his second visit to the Holy See on Friday.
Special envoy to Rome
Since the Pope is not coming to France, France is coming to the Pope. Barely more than a month after Jean Castex, and five months before the presidential election, it is therefore Emmanuel Macron who arrived in Rome, where he is due to meet with François on the morning of this Friday. “ I don’t come to send him a message but to listen to him», Explains the Head of State during the flight which takes him from Zagreb to the Italian capital. “There is in him a real political thought, a real awareness that the imbalances of the world are rooted in inequalities that it is up to us, the States, to correct.»
Macron-François, the two men remained in regular contact throughout the French president’s five-year term. As Trump left the Paris agreement, Macron had called the author of the ecological encyclical in the summer of 2017 Laudato si. He then called him twice to discuss the Covid crisis, the Pope having strongly supported the health instructions