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Pope Francis sends message to Cristina Kirchner after attack

Pope Francis sent a telegram to Argentina’s vice president, Cristina Kirchner, after the attack on her on Thursday night (1st). The pope expressed his solidarity and said he prays that respect for “democratic values” will prevail in Argentina.

See the full message:

to the most excellent
Vice President of the Argentine Republic
Dr. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Having received the disturbing news of the attack that Your Excellency suffered last night, I wish to express my solidarity and closeness to you at this delicate moment. I pray that social harmony and respect for democratic values ​​will always prevail in beloved Argentina, against all types of violence and aggression.


about the attack

Argentina’s vice president, Cristina Kirchner, was attacked in front of her home in Buenos Aires, around 9 pm on Thursday (1st).

According to the Argentine Federal Police, a Brazilian man, identified as Fernando André Sabag Montiel, 35, was detained. He is named by the police as the author of the shooting attempt.

Videos of people who were in the crowd around the vice president captured the moment when a man points his gun at Cristina’s head and shoots. She reaches to bring her hands to her head, but the weapon misses.

According to Argentine President Alberto Fernández, the .380 pistol had five projectiles and did not fire despite being fired.

Hundreds of people gathered near Cristina’s house to show their support. The vice president is in the midst of a corruption trial.

Source: CNN Brasil

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