President Tokayev personally met Pope Francis at the airport of the capital
During the meeting, the parties introduced the members of the delegations of the two countries to each other.
President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev personally met Pope Francis at the capital's international airport, Akorda's press service reports.
During the meeting ceremony, the parties introduced the members of the delegations of the two countries to each other, then in the Fireplace Hall of the presidential terminal, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev and the head of the Catholic Church had a brief conversation.
Mayor of the capital Altai Kulginov, speaker of the Senate Maulen Ashimbaev, head of the Presidential Administration Murat Nurtleu, his deputy Aida Balaeva, and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi also arrived at the airport to meet Pope Francis.
At the end of the meeting, the cortege of the distinguished guest went to the Akorda Palace.
The pontiff arrived in the capital of Kazakhstan to participate in the 7th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. On September 14, he will hold a mass in Nur-Sultan for Kazakh Catholics and pilgrims. For those who would like to participate in the prayer service, but will not be able to attend in person, a live broadcast will be available. About 10,000 people are expected to attend the mass.
Screenshot from live broadcast "Khabar 24"
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