The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, travelled to Vatican City after being officially invited to attend the Mass offered by Pope Francis that marked the beginning of his pontificate.
Following the religious ceremony, Secretary General Insulza greeted the Pope in the Basilica of Saint Peter together with heads of state and government who had come to welcome the first Pope from the Americas.
On the occasion, Secretary General Insulza shared a few minutes with the new head of the Catholic Church, Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
The Vatican is an Observer Country to the hemispheric organization.
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