PM Narendra Modi meets Pope Francis on Saturday and talked about a wide scope of issues pointed toward improving the planet by battling environmental change and eliminating neediness during their very first one-on-one gathering.

Modi, who is the main Indian Prime Minister to meet Francis since he became Pope in 2013, welcomed the top of the Catholic Church to visit India.

It could be reviewed that the last Papal Visit occurred in 1999 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister and Pope John Paul II came. Presently, it is during Modi’s prime pastoral term that the Pope has been welcome to visit India, sources said.

The gathering between Prime Minister Modi and Pope Francis that was planned uniquely for 20 minutes continued for 60 minutes, they said.

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They examined a wide scope of issues pointed toward improving the planet like battling environmental change and eliminating destitution, sources said.

At the Vatican, Modi was joined by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

The Prime Minister additionally met Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Vatican City State.

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In front of the noteworthy gathering, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday said that the Vatican has not set a plan for the gathering. “I accept, custom isn’t to have a plan when you talk about issues with His Holiness. What’s more, I figure we would regard that,” he had said.

“I’m certain the issues would cover a scope of spaces of interest as far as the overall worldwide viewpoints and issues that are imperative to us all, COVID-19, medical problems, how we can cooperate to keep up with harmony and serenity and this is something that, I think would be the overall pattern in the conversations,” he had added. PTI

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