The new pontiff has reportedly called his local Argentine newspaper seller to tell him he would not need his papers delivered anymore.
The result of the referendum may be a foregone conclusion but the Island's Government - and Britain - hopes it will send a signal.
Next week's islanders are expected to vote overwhelming to remain an Overseas Territority of the UK, but will Argentina listen?
Concert-goers in northern Argentina have been treated to a light show with a difference. A suspected meteor lit up the night sky in Salta, as the folk music band Los Tekis performed at an outdoor venue.
Amateur video filmed at the concert shows the suspected meteor falling towards earth and bursting into a dazzling light that turned the night sky blue.
Downing Street has confirmed that Argentina's president Cristina Kirchner has not been invited to Lady Thatcher's funeral.
However, the country's ambassador to the UK has been asked to attend.
A Number 10 spokeswoman said the protocol was that a representative would be invited from every state with which Britain had normal diplomatic relations.
The government in Argentina has declared three days of national mourning after flash floods killed more than 50 people.
One of the heaviest storms recorded moved through the province hitting both the capital, Buenos Aires, and the city of La Plata.
The same storm killed at least five people in Buenos Aires, which lies about 60 km (36 miles) northwest of La Plata.
"Families and small children spent the night on their roofs, getting wet. People in wheelchairs were up to their waists in water all night. It was a disaster," Bruno Zorzit, a resident of La Plata, told Reuters Television.
Local media said between 12 and 16 inches of rain fell in just two hours, flooding low-lying neighbourhoods in La Plata and surrounding areas.
President Cristina Fernandez, who grew up near La Plata, visited the flood zone and promised to send more police to calm people's fears that evacuated homes could be looted.
Fernandez greeted the Pope with a present which holds his traditional Argentine tea. Shortly after the meeting Cristina Fernandez said: "Never in my life has a Pope kissed me".
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio's election as the new pope was received with shock in his native Argentina - where the media highlighted his "frosty" relationship with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Kirchner tweeted a message of congratulations shortly after Pope Francis' election in which she offered her "esteem and respect".
But despite the warm words, the country's media was quick to point out that the new pope had a history of confrontation with Ms Fernandez and her predecessor as President and husband, the late Nestor Kirchner.
The main point of friction with Argentina's current ruler has been same-sex marriage, which Ms Fernandez's government legalised in July 2010.
Commenting on the matter at the time, Cardinal Bergoglio said: "Let us not be naive - this is not simply a political struggle, it is the aspiration to destroy God's plan."
Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner has congratulated Pope Francis in a card on her Twitter page.
But local newspapers in Argentina are commenting on the President's acrimonious relationship with the new pope, who was formerly Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
The pair clashed publicly over the subject of same-sex marriage in 2010.
According to the popular daily Clarin, Kirchner's own husband, Former President Néstor Kirchner, has reportedly said there were "ups and downs" in their relationship.
The result of a referendum on whether Falkland Islanders wish to remain British was no surprise, and neither was Argentina's decision to ignore it.
Almost everyone who was able to vote did so, and overwhelmingly in favour of keeping the Falkland Islands part of the British territories.
ITV News International Editor Bill Neely reports from Port Stanley:
David Cameron's Office tweeted a picture of the Prime Minister congratulating the Chair of Falklands Legislative Assembly, Gavin Short by phone. Mr Cameron said he was "delighted" that the message from the Falklands was clear, that they are "British through and through".
Nigel Haywood, Governor of the Falkland Islands told ITV News that, "this is a very bright, very lively place with a lot of optimism about he future for the economy of the Islands and the future of the Islands."
Speaking about the Government's response to the poll Mr Haywood said;
"I think the Islanders have never been in any doubt about the strength of support in Britain for the Falkland Islands.
"The Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary have made that very clear. But it's been very reassuring to have such an immediate response today to the results and that will help the confidence and the optimism of the Islanders for the future."