28 May 201813:18

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko’s meeting with Apostolic Nuncio (Holy See Ambassador) to Russia Celestino Migliore


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On May 28, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko received Apostolic Nuncio (Holy See Ambassador) to Russia Celestino Migliore, at the latter’s request.

During the meeting, the two officials noted the convergence of Russia and Vatican’s approaches to the most urgent international matters. They had a detailed exchange of views on efforts to step up cooperation, including in protecting Christians.

Both sides noted their interest in further expanding bilateral cooperation in culture, education, research and medicine.

The Holy See Ambassador shared his impressions on his trip to the Ulyanovsk and Kemerovo regions, and the Republic of Buryatia in April 2018. Mr Grushko and Mr Migliore also discussed the operations of Catholic institutions in the Russian Federation.

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