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Pope thinks about leaving

Pope thinks about leaving

Pope Francis did not rule out that he could retire because of his health. "I don't think I can continue to travel at the same pace", he said at a press conference on board the plane on the way from Canada. …

Pope wants to visit Kiev and Moscow

Pope wants to visit Kiev and Moscow

Pope Francis hopes to visit Russia and Ukraine after returning from Canada later in the month, he said in an interview with Reuters. According to him, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin had discussed a possible visit to …

Elon Musk and Pope discuss future of humanity

Elon Musk and Pope discuss future of humanity

American billionaire Elon Musk met with Pope Francis. The entrepreneur wrote on Twitter that the meeting was a "great honour" for him. Musk also posted a photo of himself, the Pope, and his four children. The private …

Azerbaijani Embassy to be opened in Vatican

Azerbaijani Embassy to be opened in Vatican

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed a decree on ensuring the activity of the Azerbaijani Embassy in the Vatican. In accordance with the decree, the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan was instructed to resolve the issues of …

EU recognizes Sputnik V certificates issued by San Marino

EU recognizes Sputnik V certificates issued by San Marino

The European Commission has moved to recognize COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued in San Marino, where Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is widely used. According to the commission’s statement, the decision was …

Pope Francis tests negative for coronavirus

Pope Francis tests negative for coronavirus

Pope Francis has tested negative for coronavirus, according to the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said he had no immediate comment on the report, Reuters reported. Earlier, the …

Pope Francis sends Syria's Assad letter

Pope Francis sends Syria's Assad letter

Pope Francis’s envoy told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a meeting of the Pope’s concerns for the humanitarian situation in northwest Syria, a Vatican spokesman said today. Cardinal Peter Kodwo …

Putin on his meeting with Pope Francis

Putin on his meeting with Pope Francis

Love of Russian culture brings Russia, the Vatican and Italy closer together, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a gala dinner with delegates of the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue Forum yesterday evening. …

Pope Francis to embark on historic visit to UAE

Pope Francis to embark on historic visit to UAE

Pope Francis will arrive in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff to visit the Arabian peninsula, BBC reports. The Pope has been invited by Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh …

Erdogan appoints Turkish ambassador to Vatican

Erdogan appoints Turkish ambassador to Vatican

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appointed Lutfullah Goktas as new ambassador to the Vatican, Resmi Gazete reported. Earlier, Goktas was the press-secretary of President Erdogan. …

Armenia appoints new ambassador to Vatican

Armenia appoints new ambassador to Vatican

Armenia's President Armen Sarkisyan has signed a decree appointing Karen Nazaryan as Armenia’s Ambassador to the Holy See (with residence in Vatican). Nazaryan has replaced Mikael …

Mehriban Aliyeva meets with Pope Francis

Mehriban Aliyeva meets with Pope Francis

First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, who is in Italy on an official visit, has met with Pope Francis today. …