Updates: 12.09.2021 00:22
Budapest / Bratislava – Pope Francis will visit Hungary today and move to Slovakia in the afternoon, where he will stay until Wednesday. A four-day visit to Central Europe is the first foreign trip of the 18-year-old head of the Catholic Church since the July bowel operation.
In Budapest, the Pope will lead the closing Mass at the International Eucharistic Congress. František, who has been expressing solidarity with migrants and refugees for a long time, also has a protocol meeting with Hungarian politicians, including Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who is known for his tough stances against migration.
In the afternoon, Pope Francis will fly to Bratislava, the main part of the program of his visit to Slovakia will begin on Monday. In the Slovak capital, it will gradually meet with politicians, representatives of civil society and representatives of the Jewish community. In the east of the country, it also plans, among other things, meetings with young people and Roma. The visit of the head of the Catholic Church to the country, the first since 2003, will culminate in the center of Mass in Šaštín near the border with the Czech Republic.
Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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