The Christian community across the country is enjoying Prime Minister Modis’ meeting with the Pope with great optimism

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Catholic Church Head Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday was appreciated by Christian community leaders across India.

This was the very first meeting, leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including Covid-19, the general global outlook and the maintenance of peace and quiet.

Here’s what community leaders said:

Athletes :

Political leaders:

The PMO statement said it was the first meeting between an Indian prime minister and the Pope in more than two decades.

In June 2000, the late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee last visited the Vatican and met then Pope John Paul II.

Prime Minister Modi also invited the Pope to visit India at an early date, which was gladly accepted, the statement added.

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