Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Pope Francis on Saturday at the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, Rome.
Mr Modi gifted Pope Francis a silver candlestick and a book on India’s environmental commitment.
While the Pope reciprocating this gift, also presented Mr Modi, a bronze plaque with the message ‘Desert will become a garden.’
Indian PM Modi met Pope Francis for the first time while attending the G20 Summit in Italy.
Mr Modi and Pope discussed the scourge of climate change and the two leaders also spoke about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on people globally.
Additionally, the last Pope visit to India was in 1999. Now Pope Francis has happily accepted PM Modi’s invitation and even said that he is looking forward to visiting India.
Moreover, the Pope emphasised cordial relations between the Vatican and India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other world leaders have gathered in Italy to attend the G20 Summit this year.
This Summit is centred on the theme ‘People, Planet, Prosperity.’
The G20 summit will also focus on coming up with ways to tackle the global covid-19 pandemic and ensuing economic recovery of the world nations.
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