​Pope Francis publicizes reasons of forthcoming visit to Azerbaijan

“My wish is that each person give their contribution for reconciliation”

Baku. 1 July. REPORT.AZ/ The Pope said he will visit the Caucasus nations of Georgia and Azerbaijan September 30-October 2.

Report informs, Pope Francis said it in his speech in Vatican. He noted he accepted the invitation to do so for two reasons.

The first, he said, is to “value the ancient Christian roots present in these lands – always a spirit of dialogue and with other religions and cultures,” while the second is to “encourage hope and pathways of peace.”

“History teaches us that the path of peace requires great tenacity and continued steps, beginning with the small ones and gradually making them grow, going toward one another. Because of this my wish is that each person gives their contribution for reconciliation,” he said.

Pope has also visited Armenia on June 24-26.

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