Pope Francis voiced his desire to come to Russia. This was the Pontiff said on the way to Sofia, where he begins his Apostolic visit at the invitation of the leadership of Bulgaria and the Catholic bishops of this country, reports TASS.
It is noted that thus the head of the Roman Catholic Church responded to the remark of a journalist that the present voyage is very close geographically to Russia: the Pope intends, in particular, to worship the Holy equal to the apostles brothers Cyril and Methodius.
Previously Francis has expressed a desire to visit Russia. In addition, in the UAE, in his speech, which focused on interreligious dialogue, he quoted a novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky “the Brothers Karamazov”.