Pope Francis begins on Friday a three-day apostolic visit to Romania, His Holiness being awaited by the authorities, hierarchs and pilgrims in Bucharest, Sumuleu-Ciuc, Iasi and Blaj.
Under the generic title of “Let us walk together!”, 20 years after John Paul II’s historic visit, Pope Francis’ state visit to Romania, which includes eight speeches in just three days in front of political and religious authorities, the beatification of seven Greek-Catholic martyrs and a meeting with the Roma community has a strong Marian imprint.
“My dear brothers and sisters from Romania, there are only a few days to the journey that will bring me in your midst. I rejoice at this thought, and as of now I would like to convey to you my most cordial greetings. […]”