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Visit to the Vatican

Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis during a brief visit to the Vatican. The President of Russia also met with Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.

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The Vatican
Noble Guard at the Apostolic Palace.
With Pope Francis.
With Pope Francis.
Vladimir Putin presented the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God to Pope Francis; the Pope gave the President a majolica depicting the Vatican Gardens.
Vladimir Putin presented the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God to Pope Francis; the Pope gave the President a majolica depicting the Vatican Gardens.
With Pope Francis and members of the Russian delegation.
With Pope Francis.
With Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.

This is the third visit by a Russian head of state to the Vatican since the establishment of full-scale diplomatic relations between Russia and the Vatican in December 2009.

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