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Russian President Putin meets with Pope Francis

July 05, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: During the meeting (video)—their third since 2013—the Pope and the Russian president discussed the Catholic Church in Russia, ecology, international affairs (particularly Syria, Ukraine, and Venezuela), and collaboration between Vatican and Russian pediatric hospitals. “We discussed the issues of protecting the Christian population of the Middle East and humanitarian assistance in Syria,” Putin said. “It is important that the positions of Russia and the Vatican coincide in the issues concerning traditional values, promoting inter-religious and inter-civilizational dialogue.”

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  • Posted by: Jim Hanink - Jul. 05, 2019 7:52 PM ET USA

    What's really important (among other things) is blowing the whistle on chronic liars. Neither Putin nor Trump are truthful; moreover, both rely on bluff and the threat of violence. They are opportunistic with regard to the primordial value of life.