PM Modi invited Pope Francis to India
PM Modi is for two-day visit to Rome for the G20 Summit at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
Vatican City: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held a one-to –one meeting with Pope Francis on Saturday, invited him to India.
Prime Minister was accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar.
Both the Prime Minister and Pope Francis held a meeting for one hour, PTI reported. "Had a very warm meeting with Pope Francis. I had the opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues with him and also invited him to visit India," said PM Modi tweeted from his personal account.
PM Modi and the Pope discussed a wide range of issues aimed at making our planet better such as fighting climate change and removing poverty, NDTV reported
"It may be recalled that the last Papal Visit happened in 1999 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister and Pope John Paul II came to India. Now it is during PM Modi's Prime Ministerial term that the Pope has been invited to visit India," NDTV report says
PM Modi is for two-day visit to Rome for the G20 Summit at the invitation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. PM Modi will then head to Glasgow in the UK for the COP26 meeting at the invitation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Earlier in a day, Mr. Modi has interacted with people of various communities, including the Indian community and friends of India from different organisations, in the Italian capital on Friday.