Pope Francis leaves this Friday for a foreign trip to Hungary. The head of the Catholic Church will first travel to Budapest to meet with various public figures as well as representatives of civil society. The pontiff will leave Rome at 8:10 a.m. and stay in the EU country until Sunday.
Immediately after his arrival, meetings are scheduled with President Katalin Novak and right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban (11:30 a.m.). The 86-year-old Argentine will meet with bishops, priests, and other consecrated persons at Budapest’s St. Stephen’s Basilica.
The Hungary visit is Francis’ first trip after his recent hospitalization. It will also be his first time in a country directly bordering the war zone since Russia’s attack on Ukraine. For example, his public addresses and meetings with refugees and displaced persons are eagerly awaited in this context.
- source: k.at/picture: pixabay.com
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