Yolanda Díaz Statizes this Saturday an image that represents a notch more in the presidential figure projection that pursues on his road map to build his new political project. The Second Vice President travels to the Vatican to be hearing with Pope Francis. A meeting in which the cabinet has been working for time and that the one who had Knowledge Pedro Sánchez 15 days ago.
The Diaz team made public its appointment with the pontiff this Thursday, just 48 hours before it took place. Although the cabinet of him has been working time to arrange and schedule the same, everything has been made with discretion and secrecy. Despite the scarce margin with which government sources specify that the President of the Government was informed - two weeks ago - from the executive point to this newspaper: "We were informed, the channels have been fulfilled." Since we can assure the world this Friday that they also had knowledge of the meeting.
That is, the work to schedule this citation has directed the team of the Vice President, but the rest of the government, according to the sources consulted, would not have remained alien to these movements. At least not on its final stretch. Because an audience with the Pope demands from a work of months, for a long time. Thus, people who have been involved in the negotiation are manifested to achieve a meeting with the Pope.
The appointment, at the last minute of this Friday, did not appear on the Official Agenda of the Pope, in the activities foreseen for this Saturday. From the government it was reported from it as a "private audience in the Apostolic Library of the Vatican City".
Despite this definition, in the Moncloa, the vice president is always vice president and, therefore, it is difficult to go stripped of his institutional position. And within the executive there are those who argue that he would be to see if the Pope had concrete this audience if Díaz was not vice president of the government.
In the socialist sector of the Executive, in any case, you want to strip the appointment, avoiding anticipating whether the Vice President will transfer the Pontiff a joint message from the Government or not. It is alluded to the presence of Diaz in the Vatican as "institutional normality". No more transcendence. But this Friday, the first vice president, Nadia Calviño, did he leave a message, after the meeting of the Council of Ministers, when he wanted to explain that she has been "twice" with the Pope participating "in different events in the Vatican." And based on this, she described as "the most normal" that there is "this type of contacts".
Indeed, Calviño, for example, in May 2019, coincided with the Pope by participating in a day of debate on the objectives of Sustainable Development held in Vatican City. Carmen Calvo, from the part of her, being Vice President first, in October 2019, exchanged "cordial" greeting with the Pope and with the Secretary of State of the Vatican, Pietro Parolin. And Pedro Sánchez was held in audience for the holiness of him on October 24, 2020.
This year, without going further, two autonomous presidents have been greeted by Pope: Alberto Núñez Feijóo in June and Emiliano García-page in May.
As regards the second vice president, they present the appointment as an "meeting with Pope Francis". This will be held at 11.00 and, in addition to projecting the figure of Díaz, will serve so that both she and the Pope address matters of "common interest" as the situation generated by the COVID-19 crisis and the measures to combat the Inequality, climate change, current migratory flows and the need to promote "decent" work.Date Of Update: 10 December 2021, 20:16