Putin meets pope and Italian leaders on one-day visit to Rome

World Jul 5, 2019

Putin meets pope and Italian leaders on one-day visit to Rome

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis for "substantive talks" at the Vatican Thursday, and thanked the pontiff for discussions on a range of topics, including Ukraine and the Catholic Church in Russia. Francis received Putin in an hour-long audience at the Vatican Apostolic ...

Brazil indigenous chief Raoni meets pope as Amazon threat rises

World / Social Issues May 28, 2019

Brazil indigenous chief Raoni meets pope as Amazon threat rises

Pope Francis on Monday met Brazil's legendary indigenous chief Raoni, who is on a European tour to highlight increasingly acute threats to the Amazon since far-right President Jair Bolsonaro took power. The elderly Kayapo chief, internationally recognizable through his traditional lip plate and feather headdress, ...