Report: Former Iranian president to meet pope

October 2, 2006 20:47


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Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami will meet with Pope Benedict XVI and attend a forum on Islamic-Christian relations during a visit to the Vatican later this month, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. The Vatican said it could not immediately provide information about the meeting, and the Iranian embassy to the Holy See was closed for the day. ANSA reported that Khatami is to visit the Vatican on Oct. 26, and attend an academic gathering at Gregoriana University the next day on the topic "Muslims and Christians confronting the themes of laity, modernity and democracy." It said details would be confirmed in the coming days. It will be Khatami's second meeting with a pope. He was received by Pope John Paul II in 1999, two years after taking office.

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