THERAN (Press Shia Agency) – Head of Iran’s Islamic Culture and Relations Organization Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman on Wednesday met with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Ebrahimi Torkaman travelled to the Vatican City at the head of a delegation of Iranian thinkers and scholars earlier this week to take part in the 10th round of Iran-Vatican Interfaith Dialogue.

The Pontiff appreciated the Iranian delegation’s visit to the Holy See and taking part in the “important interreligious dialogue”.

He also praised the Iranian culture, saying, “I have a very good impression of your culture.”

During the meeting, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran presented a report on the 10th round of Iran-Vatican Interfaith Dialogue, which was co-chaired by himself and Ebrahimi Torkaman.

In their final statement at the end of the two-day event on Wednesday, the participants condemned acts of violence committed in the name of religion.

In a meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Pope Francis at the Vatican in January, Rouhani and the Pope underlined that divine religions in promote peace and shun violence and extremism.

They called on world nations to make comprehensive efforts to establish global peace.

The two sides also urged countries and international organizations to help ease human suffering and swiftly stop war and clashes.