BELGRADE – Kosovo President Hashim Thaci met with Pope Francis in Vatican, in a private audience. On that occasion, Thaci invited the head of the Roman Catholic Church to visit Kosovo in the near future.

Hashim Thaci, at the meeting on Thursday, urged the Pope to have Vatican to soon recognize Kosovo, Pristina media reported.

He thanked, according to the media, “for the support Vatican had always given to the people of Kosovo”.

Thaci expressed his satisfaction with the canonization of Mother Teresa, as the embodiment of universal values, according to Pristina press.

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said on September 2015, after he spoke in Vatican with Pope Francis, that Roman Catholic Church remains firm on the issue of non-recognition of the unilaterally proclaimed independence of Kosovo.