Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Pope Francis
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Argentina's Kirchner raises Falklands with Pope Francis

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she has asked for the Pope's intervention in the Falklands dispute between her country and the UK.

Visiting the Vatican, Ms Fernandez said she had asked the Pope to promote dialogue between the two sides.

Argentine Pope Francis was elected last week and will be formally installed as pontiff at a Mass on Tuesday.

Alistair Leithead reports.

  • 18 Mar 2013
  • From the section Europe