Pope Francis starts three-day visit to Romania

Pope Francis has started his three-day visit to Romania. The pope’s plane touched down Friday in Bucharest. 

On behalf of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Pope Francis was welcomed by His Eminence Hon Metropolitan Nifon, Archbishop of Targoviste and patriarchal exarch.

The schedule of the visit to the Romanian Patriarchate includes a meeting with His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel and the members of the Permanent Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church at the Palace of the Patriarchate on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 15.45 p.m.

Following the meeting, at 17.00 p.m., Pope Francis will visit the National Cathedral, where he will be welcomed by His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, who will address a paschal welcome message, followed by the response message of His Holiness.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17, 1936, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis on March 13, 2013, when he was named the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church.

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