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Kazakhstan invites Pope Francis to take part in V Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

Kazakhstan invites Pope Francis to take part in V Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions
20 March 18:58 694

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, chairman of the Committee on International Relations, Defense and Security of the Senate Ikram Adyrbekov has met with Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin.

Mr. Adyrbekov handed him invitations to the upcoming V Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions for Pope Francis, Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran. It should be noted that the Spiritual Forum will be held in Astana on 10-11 June 2015.

Senator expressed his gratitude to the Secretary of State and senior management of the Vatican for the support of the Congress, noting that diplomatic relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Vatican are an example of constructive cooperation based on full mutual understanding and trust.

"Kazakhstan is a multiethnic country, where representatives of more than 100 nationalities and 17 confessions live in peace and harmony. People's Assembly of Kazakhstan plays a major role in strengthening inter-ethnic and inter-religious accord. For Kazakhstan, the principle of tolerance is an integral part of public policy," said Mr.Adyrbekov.

Vatican Secretary of State conveyed his gratitude to President Nursultan Nazarbayev for the invitation to take part in the V Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions and assured that the Vatican will continue to actively participate in the forum.