Putin one hour late to meet Pope

4 July 2019, 17:10 | World news | 4 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Russian President Vladimir Putin was late again for a meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican.

It was reported by Evropeyska Pravda.

The Vatican website announced that the meeting is scheduled for 13:00. Putin's presidential plane landed at Rome's Fiumicino airport at 12:58, following his arrival the Russian President immediately headed to the Vatican.

Starting from 13:00, the personal Secretary of Pope Francis, journalists and the guard of honor were waiting for Putin near the Apostolic Palace (the Pope's residence). The Russian President arrived at 14:07.

In the Italian capital, security measures have been intensified because of Purin's arrival, the traffic has been blocked in the "green zone", which includes 50 streets, protest actions are prohibited, and airspace over Rome is controlled.

Russian President moves across Rome on a private armored limousine Aurus Senat.

Numerous law enforcement officers, snipers and patrols with the support of anti-terrorist units are placed along the route of the motorcade.

Security has also been enhanced in St. Peter's square and the streets surrounding the Vatican. Pilgrims and tourists are not allowed access to the square. Only the side paths to enter the Basilica are open.

The meeting of the Roman Hierarch and Putin continued in the library of the Pontiff's Palace for about an hour, as established by the Protocol of the Pontiff's meetings with foreign guests

Upon completion of the ceremony, the President and the Pope exchanged gifts.

The Roman Bishop gave Putin as present an engraving with a view of St. Peter's square of the XVIII century, so that the Russian President "did not forget Rome".

Putin, in turn, presented the Pontiff with an icon of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul. Thereafter, Putin and the accompanying members of the Russian delegation spoke with Vatican Secretary of state Pietro Parolin.

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  • barni | 4 July 2019, 23:10
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    Нічого дивого. пуцер як завжди пуцер, а "намісник і непомильний" підняв лапки, сів на дупу і чекав !!! Все по "протоколу"!!!

    • Михаил | 4 July 2019, 23:43
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      Ты придурок, чтоб у тебя язык отсох за такие слова о Святейшем Папе! Идиот! А Путина уже давно никто не слушает и не воспринимает за нормального человека. Он найдёт свою Гаагу.

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  • barni | 17 August 2019, 20:22

    Та ні "Нінєль-міхуєль" я був неароджений простою УКРАЇНСЬКОЮ СЕЛЯНКОЮ, в простій українській хаті, з діда-прадіда правовослвній родині(на відміну від тебе). Електика в мене в хаті є. А

  • enzian | 17 August 2019, 16:18

    Мішка, пий зеленку і закусюй бинтом. Добре допомагає від москвославія головного мозку.

  • Михаил | 17 August 2019, 14:24

    Вам пора лечиться электричеством! Во всех ваших комментариях, вы постоянно говорите гадости про Католическую Церковь и даже про самого Папу. Вас что, в детстве уронили с третьего этажа или просто

  • barni | 15 August 2019, 19:37

    Що ж, поблагослови Господи, ВИБРАНИЙ БОГОМ НАРОД !!!

  • barni | 15 August 2019, 19:30

    При всій повазі до владики Св"ятослава, але ж він фальшивить, простіть владико, але простонародною мовою Ви просто БРЕШЕТЕ, яке відношення має КАТОЛИЦЬКА ЦЕРКВА, до Київської Софії !?

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