Pope Francis to Hold Meetings with Biden, Zelenskyy, and Other Leaders at G-7 Summit

June 14, 2024 by No Comments

Pope Francis will hold meetings with the leaders of the United States, Ukraine, France, and India on the sidelines of the Group of 7 (G-7) summit in Italy’s Borgo Egnazia, the Vatican announced on Thursday.

Francis, who expressed concerns about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence in January, is scheduled to participate in the G-7 discussions on Friday.

He will be the first pope to take part in G-7 deliberations.

The Vatican released a program for Francis’s one-day visit, revealing that he will have a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, a fellow Catholic.

The Vatican further stated that Francis will also have individual meetings with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy, France’s Emmanuel Macron, India’s Narendra Modi, Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Canada’s Justin Trudeau, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kenya’s William Ruto, Algeria’s Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva.