Putin visit to pope not denied
Russian president audience with Francis rumoured in Moscow29 October, 14:57
Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov did not deny them, telling ANSA: "the schedule for the visit has not yet been set".
"We are still defining and discussing the programme with our Italian counterparts.
"I can't say any more," Peskov said.
Putin will attend an Italian-Russian summit in Trieste at the end of November.
He is expected to travel down to Rome for talks with Italian leaders.