Buenos Aires Herald
His statements came after the long-awaited meeting between Macri and Francis ended up being a frosty encounter that lasted a mere 22 minutes.
Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra said the meeting was short because “President Macri doesn’t talk a lot.”
“I’ve seen people measuring how little they talked or assuming there was prejudice (on both sides), but I believe it was just a meeting between the president of a country and the global leader of Catholicism,” Malcorra told Radio La Red.
Malcorra, for her part, said she was surprised to see “that a stop watch can be used to measure the efficiency of a meeting.”
Macri arrived in Rome with his wife, Juliana Awada, and accompanied by several officials, including Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña and Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra. The president gave Francis a crucifix and a poncho along with several CDs. The Holy See thanked the president for the presents in the same press release.