Merkel makes her last visit to the pope on her trip to Rome


Pope Francis received this Thursday the 7th at the Vatican, the chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, a farewell meeting of the leader after 16 years in power. The trip also included a meeting in Rome with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.

The German leader met for the seventh time with the Argentine pontiff in his private office in the Apostolic Palace, with whom she spoke for 45 minutes and then exchanged gifts.

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The German leader, the daughter of a Protestant pastor, who arrived in Rome the day before, is also planning a series of meetings in the city, with an intense schedule, which includes lunch with Draghi in a restaurant with a spectacular view of the Eternal City.