Estonian president to meet with Pope Francis

  • 2019-11-28
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid will be on an official visit to the Vatican on Thursday to meet with Pope Francis.

The head of the Catholic Church visited Estonia in the fall of 2018, and also made an invitation to the Estonian head of state to visit the Vatican. In addition to meeting the pope, Kaljulaid will also meet with the secretary for relations with states, Archbishop Paul Gallagher.

The meetings will be followed by the president's visit to Turin, Italy, where Kaljulaid is to open an exhibition featuring the works of Estonian painter Konrad Magi at Musei Reali. The head of state is also scheduled to meet with Mayor or Turin Chiara Appendino and attend a lecture at the Polytechnic University of Turin, where she will speak about the digital shock and jobs of the future.

The president is scheduled to return to Estonia on Saturday.