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Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner arrives at the Vatican for her audience with Pope Francis, June 7, 2015.

Pope Francis meets with Argentina’s president, and sends a present home

Pope Francis on Sunday met with Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the president of his native country. She assured the Roman... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

After theft, Argentines donate prized possessions, wedding rings for new monstrance

Large numbers of the faithful are donating gold and silver belongings to forge a new monstrance after a theft in... Read more

Pope Francis is given a San Lorenzo's jersey in St. Peter's Square on March 31, 2013.

Pope Francis talks about his soccer ‘skills’

Pope Francis is a well-known soccer fan. But what was unknown until now is that when he was a young boy... Read more

Noelle Zemborain and Family.

An 11,000-mile pilgrimage to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia

How far would you travel to see the Pope? For one family in Argentina, seven months and 11,000 miles is... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 5, 2014.

Vatican: Pope's 'Mexicanization' comment not intended to offend

The Vatican on Wednesday issued a statement clarifying a private comment made by Pope Francis to a friend warning that... Read more

Participants take part in the Tango Libre flash mob in Brussels, Belgium on Oct. 31, 2012.

Thousands of Tango dancers to perform for Pope's birthday

Pope Francis enjoys the customs of his native Argentina. He drinks mate – an Argentinean tea – he follows soccer,... Read more

Mother And Baby by Anna Langova (CC0 1.0).

Argentina lawmakers rebuked over abortion push for minors

Pro-life organizations in Argentina are denouncing a proposal that would allow “free and legal abortion on demand,” for children as... Read more

Juanjo Vargas arrives in Rome with the rest of the "Pope's mailmen."

'Pope's mailmen' deliver dreams of 70,000 students to the Vatican

Nicknamed “the Pope’s mailmen,” a group of five Argentinean fathers traveled on bicycle from Buenos Aires to the Vatican to... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience on May 7, 2014.

Pope Francis to give live radio interview on Argentine station

This Friday Pope Francis is slated to give a live interview on an Argentine radio station that he helped raise... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, June 18, 2014.

Argentine national soccer team sends autographed jersey to Pope

In a gesture of gratitude and affection, the Argentinean national soccer team, which lost Sunday to Germany in the 2014... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

Pope's boyhood home declared historic site

The city council of Buenos Aires voted on Thursday to designate as a “Historic Site” the home where Jorge Mario... Read more

Sleeping Baby On A Hand by Vera Kratochvil (CC0 1.0).

Church will always proclaim life, Argentine archbishop says

Archbishop Alfredo Zecca of Tucuman, Argentina, said the Church does not tire of proclaiming the Gospel of Life and of... Read more

Composer Martin Palmeri during an interview with CNA at the opening concert for the International Festival of Sacred Music and Art on Oct. 29 2013.

Musician blends Tango, classic styles in Mass composition

At a festival in Rome, an Argentinian composer noted the need for sacred music in modern society and spoke of... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Pope donates 100,000 euros to poor dioceses in Argentina

Pope Francis has sent a message to Catholics in Argentina encouraging them to “unceasingly” reach out to help those in... Read more

CNA

Tango dancer dedicates performance at St. Peter's to Pope

A professional Argentine dancer, who recently travelled to Rome to see his fellow countryman, Pope Francis, hopes to one day... Read more

CNA

Pope salutes his favorite soccer team

Diverse groups from around the world were present at this morning’s general audience, but one – the Pope’s favorite soccer... Read more

CNA

Priest says Pope's election bearing spiritual fruit in Argentina

Father Marcelo Pettinaroli, pastor of Our Lady of Carmen in Buenos Aires, said the election of Pope Francis has brought... Read more

Pope's favorite soccer team to give him honorary jersey

Pope Francis' favorite soccer team in Argentina plans to send him a personalized jersey with his name on it.    Read more

CNA

Pope Francis honored in special Buenos Aires Mass

Archbishop Emil Paul Tscherrig, apostolic nuncio to Argentina, celebrated a special Mass of Thanksgiving to offer gratitude and prayers for... Read more

CNA

Nobel prize winner says Pope not connected to Argentine dictatorship

In response to accusations against Pope Francis, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and human rights defender said the new Pontiff... Read more