The Kremlin is not preparing for the visit of Pope Francis

07.07.2022, 10:12
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The Kremlin is not yet working on a possible visit of Pope Francis to Russia and his meeting with Putin.

This is reported by Blagovest-info.

The pontiff recently told reporters that after a quick trip to Canada, he expects to visit Russia and Ukraine. Putin's press secretary Dmytro Peskov was asked if the president was ready to meet with Pope Francis.

"Such a visit should be worked out at the highest level, preparation should precede it, but so far, as far as I know, there are no substantive contacts on this issue," Peskov said.

The Pope expressed a desire to meet with Putin in the spring. In May, Peskov said that there were no agreements on such a meeting.

Pope Francis's meeting with the patriarch of Moscow was scheduled for 2022, but the Vatican postponed it in April.

We will remind, as stated by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Vatican Andriy Yurash, Russians are afraid to invite the Pope to Moscow. Since the early 1990s, they have come up with multiple excuses.