Pope Francis may soon visit Moscow, according to the Islam Today news outlet. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, said he is going to visit Russia to discuss this issue next week.
The Russian Orthodox Church says that the meeting between Pietro Parolin and Patriarch Kirill is planned for August 22. The Pope may also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
If the visit indeed takes place, Pope Francis will become the first Pope in history to come to Russia.