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Pope Francis meets with IMF's Christine Lagarde

Pope Francis greets Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. - AP

Pope Francis greets Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. - AP

18/01/2016 14:19

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Monday met in the Vatican with Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

The two also met in the Vatican on 10 December 2014.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is composed of 188 countries, was established in 1944 to help manage countries’ balance of payments. According to its website, it  is “working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.”

18/01/2016 14:19