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Pope visits Georgia, Azerbaijan with peace message

4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago September 30, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Friday, September 30 2016 September 30, 2016 7:00 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

VATICAN CITY - This weekend Pope Francis wraps up a Caucasus pilgrimage that began in June in Armenia with a visit to two other countries with tiny Catholic communities. On the schedule is the Orthodox Christian bastion of Georgia, and the largely Shiite Muslim country of Azerbaijan.

The Vatican says Catholic-Orthodox and Christian-Muslim relations will be high on Francis' agenda.

It's not known exactly what the pontiff might say about Russian relations in that region. Francis is expected to make a strong appeal for peace in Syria and Iraq.

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