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Pope Francis renews Argentine passport

Catholic World News - February 17, 2014

Pope Francis has applied to renew his passport as a citizen of Argentina.

Florencio Randazzo, the interior minister of the Argentine government revealed on February 17 that the Pope contacted the country’s ambassador to the Holy See, indicating that he wanted to renew the document. The Pope said that he did not want to be given any special privileges, Randazzo said, and so he went through the usual process of posing for a new photo and signing an application. The new document will be delivered with a few days, Randazzo said.

Pope Francis has a Vatican passport, and travels with the privileges accorded to a head of state. But the fact that he wishes to retain his Argentine passport “makes us proud,” Randazzo said.

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