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Pope Francis eyes 2024 visit to native Argentina - Joggingvideo.com
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Pope Francis eyes 2024 visit to native Argentina

Pope Francis said he hopes to travel to his native Argentina in 2024, which would mark the first time he would step foot in his homeland since becoming pontiff a decade ago.

“I want to go to the country next year,” the pope said in an interview with a columnist for Argentine newspaper La Nación that was published Sunday. The 86-year-old pope did not provide further details about the potential trip, which has been the subject of much speculation in his homeland.

Spokespeople for the Catholic Church in Argentina and the government did not comment on the pope’s remarks.

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The timing of the visit seems planned to avoid any political undertones. It would come after a new president would be sworn in to office in December following the October elections that will choose the successor to President Alberto Fernández, who said last week he won’t be running.

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Pope Francis intends to visit his native Argentina next year, following numerous previous requests by officials to do so. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

In March, in the decade anniversary of Francis’ tenure as pope, some of Argentina’s most prominent political leaders from different political stripes called on the pope to visit his native country.

“Although we desire and long for your visit, we trust in your wisdom to say yes and eventually when,” wrote the signatories, which included Fernández, Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodríguez Larreta.

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In his conversation with La Nación, the pope once again called on Argentines not to associate him with local politics.

In recent interviews with various media outlets, Francis stated he has no desire to be connected to any political parties in the polarized South American country. Analysts have often said the pontiff has been postponing a visit to his homeland to make sure his presence isn’t used by either side of the political divide.

The pope has stated on several occasions that in 2017, he had planned to visit Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, but then-Chilean President Michelle Bachelet asked him to postpone the trip until after presidential elections in November.

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Pope Francis then decided to only visit Chile and Peru and leave Argentina and neighboring Uruguay for a future date.

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