The visit of the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, to the Vatican has left a shocking picture at this time when much of Europe is immersed in a second wave of Covid-19.
All participants in the meeting -hosts and guests- they went without masks. An unusual image in recent times but common, in the pope, who never wears it in the Vatican.
Moncloa sources have justified the removal of the masks by stressing that they have followed the instructions of the Vatican and that the protocol set it that way.
The Pontiff received Sánchez at the Vatican this Saturday, in a meeting with greater political significance than usual in which Pope Francis asked him “build the homeland with everyone” and he alerted him to the danger of ideologies that “disfigure” said country.
Sánchez’s visit to the Vatican comes at a very delicate moment for Spain – and with a high political tension– Due to the second wave of the pandemic, which could lead the Government to declare a state of alarm again, as several autonomous communities are already requesting.
Accompanied by his wife, Sánchez arrived early this Saturday morning – a few minutes earlier – and spent two hours at the Vatican, during which in addition to the audience with the Pope, who lasted 35 minutes, has met with the Secretary of Relations with the States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher.