Pope set for showdown with Russian Patriarch

Pope set for showdown with Russian Patriarch Pope Francis is pictured in a 2019 photo boarding the plane for a trip. Photo: CNS
Staff reporter The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Francis will visit Kazakhstan in September and attend an inter-religious meeting in the capital city, Nur-Sultan. Francis is expected to meet the Russia Orthodox Patriarch Kirill – a vocal supporter of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine – and impress upon him the immorality of the Russian operation. “Accepting the…
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