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Pope Francis arrives in Baku

12:15, Sunday, 02 October, 2016
Pope Francis arrives in Baku

Today the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church Pope Francis starts his one-day visit to Azerbaijan within the framework of the second apostolic visit to the Caucasus from September 30 to October 2, AzVision.az reports.

He is waited to arrive in Baku in the morning, today. Following a brief welcome here, he will celebrate Mass at the Salesian centre in Baku and have lunch with the Salesian community here.

In the afternoon, a privately meting is scheduled between Pope Francis President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and then, he will have public speech at Heydar Aliyev Center.

After that the Pope will have a private meeting with the Sheikh of the Muslims of the Caucasus in the Heydar Aliyev Mosque, and also meet the Orthodox bishop of Baku and the president of the Jewish community.

The motto of the papal visit for Azerbaijan is “We are all brothers”.

As the Holy See Press Office announced the motto is inspired by “the words from the Gospel of Matthew (23.8) and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church that all men are part of a single family were called to the fraternity and friendship”.

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