There have been no concrete contacts between Russia and Vatican on Pope Francis’s visit to Moscow, according to the Kremlin.
“You know our position, this is a high-level visit and it must be preceded by preparations,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday.
“As far as I know, there are no contacts in this regard yet,” Peskov added.
It is worth mentioing, a few days ago, Pope Francis renewed his invitation to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and visit Russia and Ukraine in an attempt to stop the war that has been going on since February 24.
In statements he made on the sidelines of his trip to Canada, Pope Francis expressed his willing to visit Moscow and Kiev, following his current trip in Canada, after he announced last May his readiness to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, noting that he is still waiting for a response from the Russian president.
Pope Francis’ attempts began in mid-March, when he offered to go to Moscow, an invitation that he renewed in May, asking to meet Putin.