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Pope meets families of Falkland war dead

Catholic World News - March 20, 2014

Pope Francis met on March 19 with some Argentine veterans of the Falklands War, and families of soldiers killed in that 1982 conflict, which pitted the Pontiff’s native country against England.

During his term as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, the future Pontiff voiced his support for Argentine claims to the Falklands. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina, who met privately with the Pope this week, has asked him in the past to help facilitate talks with British leaders about the future of the disputed islands.

In a referendum vote last year, the inhabitants of the Falklands voted overwhelmingly to remain under British rule.

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