Putin congratulated the Pope with the coming New year

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in Photobacterium of Russia Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis. Archival photoPutin congratulated the Pope with the coming New year© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his new year message Pope Francis expressed hope for continued strengthening of inter-civilizational and interfaith dialogue, reported the press service of the Kremlin.

«The message of His Holiness Pope Francis, Russian President expressed hope for further constructive cooperation between Russia and the Vatican in the interests of peace, human values, strengthening of inter-civilizational and inter-religious dialogue», — stated in the message.

It is noted that Putin in congratulatory message wished the Pope good health, prosperity and success in his noble work.