Pope Francis Engages World Leaders at G7 Summit

Pope Francis will meet leaders from the U.S., Ukraine, France, and India at the G7 summit in Italy. Notably, he will discuss the dangers of artificial intelligence and hold bilateral talks with major global figures, including U.S. President Joe Biden.

Reuters | Updated: 13-06-2024 16:58 IST | Created: 13-06-2024 16:58 IST
Pope Francis Engages World Leaders at G7 Summit
Pope Francis

Pope Francis will meet with the leaders of the United States, Ukraine, France and India on the sidelines of the Group of 7 (G7) summit in Italy's Borgo Egnazia, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Francis, who in January warned against the "perverse" dangers of artificial intelligence, is due to take part in leaders' talks on the new technology on Friday. He is the first pope to take part in G7 discussions.

Issuing a programme for his one-day appearance, the Vatican said Francis would have a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, a fellow Catholic. The Vatican said he would also have one-on-one meetings with Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 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.

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