Vatican City, Sep 24, 2017 / 17:54 pm
Pope Francis met with Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Friday to discuss the country's fight against poverty, the crisis in Venezuela and the Pope's upcoming visit, among other topics.
President Kuczynski, described the meeting to journalists at a Sept. 23 news briefing, saying "what we spoke about is what is happening in Peru, how little by little we are eliminating poverty in Peru (and) what is happening in the Peruvian government."
"We also spoke, naturally, about the visit of the Holy Father to Peru," he said, drawing attention to the trip Pope Francis will make to Peru and Chile in January 2018.
The president said preparations for the visit are going well, and that "almost everything is ready." Authorities are still deciding where the Pope's final Mass on the last day of the visit will be held, but "everything else in the trip is already organized."