“The Roman Pope will receive President Putin in the Vatican on June 10,” AP reported, citing a source in the Holy See.
A possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis was in the works, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier.
"The possibility of such a meeting is being worked out,” Peskov told reporters.
The Kremlin announced earlier in the week that Putin would visit the Expo 2015 in the Italian city of Milan. A number of meetings with the Italian side have been scheduled.
It will be the second meeting between Pope Francis and Putin; the first was held in the Vatican in December 2013.
Putin twice met Pope John Paul II in 2000 and 2003, and Pope Benedict XVI once in 2007.