Expectation for Pope Francis at the G7, it is the first time for a pontiff at the summit


By John

Pope Francis left shortly after 10.30am by helicopter towards Borgo Egnazia to participate in the G7. This was reported by the Vatican press office. The second day of the summit led by Italy promises to be “historic” due to the presence, for the first time at the summit of the Big Seven, of the Pontiff: Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will welcome Pope Francis to the Savelletri resort in the early afternoon, Bergoglio will take part in the summit session dedicated to artificial intelligence.

On the table today is the topic of migration but also outreach to partners outside the format. The closing of the proceedings is expected in the early evening, with the release of the related final document, while on the sidelines of the summit Giorgia Meloni will hold some of the planned bilateral meetings, including the meeting with Biden. The president of the United States will leave Italy this evening. The organization includes a performance by Andrea Bocelli in Borgo Egnazia in the evening and a dance show, followed by an informal dinner for the G7 leaders, representatives of international organizations and outreach countries.

Biden, the agreement with Kiev demonstrates our unity to Putin

“Today the United States and Ukraine took a step forward in strengthening Kiev's defense in the war for its independence.” He writes this on X Joe Biden after the first day of the G7 in Italy and the joint press conference with Volodymyr Zelensky. “By signing an agreement to support Ukraine's efforts to defend itself and deter future aggression, we are showing Putin that we stand united – now and in the decades to come,” the American president insisted.