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A Vatican guard of honour for the Spanish PM

A Vatican guard of honour for the Spanish PM
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  • Pope Francis told Pedro Sánchez that being a politician was also an act of charity and to care for national unity, respecting "roots" to build the future

The traditional Swiss Guards, wearing facemasks, stood to attention on Saturday for Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his wife as they arrived to visit the Pope.

Rain prevented a more elaborate Vatican welcome ceremony. It was the first time a Spanish PM has visited since 2013.

Pope Francis told Sánchez that being a politician was also an act of charity and to care for national unity, respecting "roots" to build the future.