Vatican: Pope to Meet With Putin This Month

The Vatican says Pope Francis will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vatican City on Nov. 25.

Details are still being worked out, but the Vatican press office said Thursday the private audience would likely take place that afternoon.

Francis has been keenly following the war in Syria, and given Russia’s prominent role in trying to resolve the fears over Syria’s arsenal of chemical weapons, the two men would likely discuss international efforts to end the suffering and warfare there.