Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The leader of Catholics, Pope Francis, sent a special message to Chinese President Xi Jinping. This was disclosed in his Telegram account, Friday (1/9/2023).
In the quoted article AFP Meanwhile, the Pope offered “greetings and good wishes” to Xi and the people of the country. This happened as the Pope’s plane was moving towards Mongolia over Chinese airspace.
“Convincing you of my prayer for the welfare of the nation, I ask all of you for the divine blessing of unity and peace,” the Pope wrote.
The Pope himself has recently been active in giving messages to world leaders. Recently, the Catholic leader issued a statement praising figures in Russia, which infuriated Ukraine, which is currently at war with Moscow.
Although the Vatican has provided a streamlined interpretation, the Pope’s praise has received criticism from Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic countries. He also received anger from various other parties.
“It is a pity that the idea of the great Russian state, which is the cause of Russia’s chronic aggression, whether it knows it or not, came from the mouth of the Pope,” Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said on Facebook.
Meanwhile, responding to the Pope, China emphasized that it expects close relations with the Vatican in the future. Chien was even ready to cooperate.
“To strengthen dialogue to build, increase understanding, increase mutual trust,” he stressed Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang.
“China will promote the process to improve bilateral relations,” he added.
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