IndiaModi and Pope hand over gifts; The Prime Minister donated a...

Modi and Pope hand over gifts; The Prime Minister donated a candle pedestal and a book


Highlight:

  • Narendra Modi and Pope Francis met.
  • The Prime Minister presented a candle pedestal and a book.
  • The pope’s gift was a bronze plaque with olive oil.

Rome: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pope Francis exchanged gifts during a meeting at the Vatican. Modi presented the Pope with a silver candlestick and a book on climate change. The pope presented the Indian Prime Minister with a bronze plaque with an olive leaf symbol of hope in the Bible.

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Modi told the Pope that the candle pedestal was specially built in India. Modi presented a book titled ‘The Climate Climb’ to Pope Francis. Modi presented the book with the introduction that it is your favorite subject.

The meeting between Modi and Pope Francis was scheduled for half an hour at the library of the Vatican’s Papal House, but the discussion between the two lasted for about an hour and a half. According to the report, issues related to the expansion of Covid-19 and climate change were discussed during the meeting. The Prime Minister invited the Pope to India. The foreign ministry said the pope had accepted an invitation to visit India.

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The Prime Minister was accompanied by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister S Jayasankar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that the meeting with the Pope was excellent. After visiting the Pope, Modi met with a delegation including Vatican Foreign Secretary Cardinal Pietra Parolin. Narendra Modi is the fifth Prime Minister to visit the Pope at the Vatican.

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NDTV quoted sources as saying that the two leaders discussed issues including poverty alleviation and climate change and how to further improve the earth. The last meeting between the Prime Minister of India and the Pope was when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. Pope John Paul II was then pope.

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