I see that the Argentinian President has asked the new Pope to stick his oar in about The Falklands, I wondered how long it would take
I found this snippet from the Guardian
enlightening (underlining mine):
'Both Fernández and the new pope did their best to bring some warmth to a relationship that was notably frosty when he was still archbishop of Buenos Aires. She gave Francis a gourd and straw with which to prepare the traditional South American infusion, mate. He responded with a kiss.
"Never in my life has a pope kissed me," Fernández said afterwards. It was a far cry from last year when the then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio declared that Argentina under her leadership was suffering from demagoguery, totalitarianism and corruption
. She, at the time, described his attitudes as reminiscent of the middle ages and the inquisition
To an Argentinian PM, it seems an archbishop is an inconvenience, but a pope is an asset.
As for the Pope's views on the Falklands:
'At a mass last year to mark the 30th anniversary of the war, he said Argentina's troops had gone to the islands "to claim the country that is theirs". He described the Falklands as "usurped".'