Pope Francis and Vladimir Putin on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican on Thursday. Associated Press
Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Pope Francis on Thursday, a day before Ukraine’s Catholic leaders meet at the Vatican to discuss the crisis in their country,
The Pope will hold an open-air mass for some 135,000 Catholics in Abu Dhabi
A judo blackbelt, Putin has long been keen to show off his athletic prowess, including by working out with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, hitting the ski slopes in Sochi or diving to the bottom of the Black Sea.
The ministry announced that one person who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications. This brings the total death toll to 357.
The victims, two elderly people and a baby were found unconscious in their flooded homes on Evia, northeast of Athens, fire brigade officials said, adding that authorities were investigating reports of a fourth victim.
Most pupils have been out of the classroom since the UK went into lockdown in March, though some primary-age children have returned.
Amidst a backdrop of global uncertainty due to COVID-19, Sharjah Performing Arts Academy (SPAA)'s BA students rehearsed their end-of-year production entirely within a virtual and socially isolated world.