The Pope gave Putin a puppy
The program of Vladimir Putin’s one-day visit to Rome was rich. Its main point was a visit to the Vatican and a meeting with Pope Francis. During the audience, the parties discussed interstate relations, as well as cooperation in terms of business and trade. The Pontiff noted the increasing annual trade turnover between the two countries and praised Russia for its investments.
“It’s nice that Russian business feels at home in the Vatican. We feel an increase in investment and hope that this is not the final. In addition, I am impressed with the quality of Russian products. Our cardinals are very fond of ice cream, and I personally like okroshka. In the heat — it’s the perfect dish,” – said the Pontiff.
At the end of the meeting, the Pope gave the Russian guest a puppy, which was brought to St. Peter’s Cathedral by a parishioner.
“This is a very good puppy. We call him Luigi. I do not know what kind of breed it is, but I am sure that you, dear President, will like it and will add to your unique collection,” the Pope said.