'Global Peace' On Agenda For Meeting Between PM Modi And Pope Francis

A meeting between Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be held on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Italy on Friday.
PM Modi to meet Pope Francis on June 14

PM Modi to meet Pope Francis on June 14 (Photo: File/X/@narendramodi)

India and the Vatican are working towards a meeting between Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G7 meeting in Italy beginning tomorrow.
A meeting is "very likely," sources said, pointing out that a meeting took place earlier, over two years ago. The Vatican, the world's smallest country, has the Pope as the head, and Pope Francis is a Jesuit. India is of course one of the world's largest countries besides being the most populous and while only just above 2 percent of Indians are Christians, it still adds up to a substantial number-- over 25 million, more than the population of many European and Latin American countries. Of course, not all Christians in India are Roman Catholics, but a very significant number are.
On the agenda is "global peace," a significant issue considering that two major conflicts have affected millions of people all over the world-- the Russia-Ukraine war has been raging for over two years and has had significant economic consequences for people in the South countries, particularly because of higher food, fuel and fertiliser prices. The Israel-Hamas conflict has also been going on for eight months and there have been considerable casualties, including civilians, as a result.
The previous meeting was in October 2021 in the Vatican and was a convivial one. Other issues could also come up in the meeting, but peace in the world will be the big one.
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