Chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office, Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade has met a delegation led by head of the department in charge of organizing papal trips, Mauricio Rueda Beltz to discuss prospects for religious and spiritual relations, Azertac reported.
The delegation of the Holy See was accompanied by Apostolic Nuncio of Vatican in the South Caucasus, Archbishop Marek Solczynski.
The sides praised ties between Azerbaijan and the Holy See.
They stressed the important role of reciprocal visits of religious figures in expanding relations between the Caucasus Muslims Board and the Holy See.
Pashazade recalled his visit to Vatican, and hailed the “active” participation of the Vatican officials in international events held in Azerbaijan.
Ordinary of the Apostolic Prefecture of the Roman Catholic Church in Azerbaijan Vladimir Fekete was also present at the meeting.
Pope Francis will visit Baku on October 2. The visit will start with a holy mass at the church of the Immaculate in the Salesian Centre in Baku.
Pontiff is also scheduled to meet with the country’s leadership, the leadership of the Caucasian Muslims Office, representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Jewish community in Azerbaijan.
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