Pope Francis held an audience with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva.
The upcoming European Games will be hosted Baku, Azerbaijan. Aliyev's nation has recently received attention because of it.
Azerbaijan is a small nation located at the point where Eastern Europe and Western Asia meet. The country is relatively prosperous but has been criticized recently for limiting freedom of expression.
Azerbaijan's First Lady is the president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, which promotes education, culture, and sports throughout the world. She met with Pope Francis last summer.
Her foundation worked to restore the Holy Roman catacombs.