Pope Francis stands for the diplomatic settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Vladimir Fekete, Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Church in Azerbaijan said at a press conference in Baku on September 14.
Accoridng to reports in Azeri media, Fekete added that “the Catholic Church opposes war and urges to solve such conflicts peacefully.” He said the Catholic Church is not directly dealing with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Fekete didn’t mention whether the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict would be discussed during Pope’s visit to Baku.
Pope Francis will visit Baku on October 2. The Pontiff is expected to meet with Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade, the chairman of the Caucasus Muslims Office, as well as representatives of other religious communities, a spokesperson for the Roman Catholic Church in Baku Jamila Mammadova, said at a press conference in Baku on September 14.