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Pope Francis receives leader of Argentina’s ethnic Qom

(Vatican Radio) Holy See Press Office director, Fr. Federico Lombardi informed press that Monday morning Pope Francis received in audience Mr. Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Laureate, who accompanied Mr. Félix Díaz, leader of the ethnic Qom from the "Spring" community (Formosa, Argentina), with his wife, Mrs. Amanda Asijak, and Rev. Francisco Nazar, Episcopal Vicar for the indigenous populations of the Diocese of Formosa (Argentina).

Mr. Félix Díaz expressed his gratitude to the Holy Father for the audience and as an expression of his interest and support. The ethnic leader also spoke of the difficulties that the indigenous peoples of Argentina and Latin America suffer, as well as their concerns for the protection of their rights, particularly with regard to their territory and cultural identity.