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Bari, ITALY: Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Padre Damiano Bova as he visits the Basilica of San Nicola, a church that is reputed to hold the remains of Saint Nicholas, a saint who is deeply revered by Catholic and Russian Orthodox believers alike, in the southern Italian city of Bari, 14 March 2007. The mayor of Bari, which is hosting the Italy-Russia summit, is offering to return the church to the Russian Orthodox Church as a sign of goodwill between Rome and Moscow. AFP PHOTO / MAXIM MARMUR (Photo credit should read MAXIM MARMUR/AFP via Getty Images)