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Pope meets with leader of Argentine indigenous tribe

June 24, 2013

Pope Francis met on June 24 Felix Diaz, a leader of an indigenous community in Argentina. Diaz was accompanied by Adolfo Perez Esquivel, the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Diaz thanked the Pope for the granting the audience, and for taking an interest in the plight of indigenous peoples in his native countries. He spoke to the Pontiff about the challenges his people face in preserving their political rights and their cultural identity.


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