Indian PM Modi invites pope to visit India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Pope Francis to visit India on Saturday, marking a big step forward for the Catholic Church’s leader, who has long sought an official invitation to the Hindu-majority nation.

“I had a wonderful encounter with Pope Francis. I had the opportunity to speak with him about a variety of topics and also urged him to visit India “After visiting Francis at the Vatican, Modi stated on Twitter.

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Modi was joined to the Vatican by Ajit Doval, the National Security Advisor, and S Jaishankar, the External Affairs Minister.

It was Prime Minister Modi’s first one-on-one meeting with Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church.

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