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New Italian prime minister meets Pope

November 18, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI met briefly with Italy’s newly installed Prime Minister Mario Monti on November 18, before setting off on a trip to Africa.

Monti traveled to Leonardo da Vinci airport on Friday morning, and greeted the Pope as he arrived by helicopter from the Vatican. The two spoke privately as the Pope walked to the plane that would take him to Benin.


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