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Visiting the Vatican

July 4, 2019, The Vatican

Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.

Following their meeting, the President of Russia and Pope Francis exchanged gifts.

Vladimir Putin introduced the Russian delegation, which included Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova, Russian Ambassador to the Holy See Alexander Avdeyev and Russian Ambassador to the Italian Republic Sergei Razov.

Later the President had a separate meeting with the Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

July 4, 2019, The Vatican