Putin meets Pope Francis for first time

Saturday 30th November, 2013

Pope Francis And Putin Meet For First Time Pope Francis and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the Middle East and problems faced by Christians across the world, as they met for the first time. The pair did not touch on the strained relationship between the Vatican and the Orthodox Church during their 35-minute meeting at the Vatican. Mr Putin – who has previously met the pontiff’s two immediate predecessors, Benedict and John Paul II -arrived around 45 minutes late for the engagement because of transport problems. But Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said: “It was qu…

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