Now, doesn’t that make me feel better. There’s an irony in this, though.
BBC News - Mugabe in Rome for beatification of Pope John Paul II
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has arrived in Rome for the beatification of the late Pope John Paul II.
An EU travel ban forbids him from visiting member states but the Vatican, where the ceremony will take place, is a sovereign state and not in the EU.
Mr Mugabe, a Roman Catholic, has been allowed to transit through Italy.