Pope Francis to Visit Sarajevo in June

World | February 1, 2015, Sunday // 16:59
Bulgaria: Pope Francis to Visit Sarajevo in June Pope Francis, photo by EPA/BGNES

Pope Francis will pay a one-day visit to Sarajevo on June 6, 2015.

The announcement about the visit came as Pope Francis addressed the crowds in St. Peter’s Square after the recitation of the Angelus prayer, according to reports of the Vatican Radio.

“God willing” – the Pope said –“On Saturday 6 June I will travel to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina.” And he asked for prayers so his one-day visit would encourage Bosnia's Catholic population as well as `'give rise to the development of good and contribute to the consolidation of brotherhood and peace.''

Pope Francis was invited to attend ceremonies in Sarajevo in June 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I.

Pope John Paul II visited the war-torn capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina in April 1997.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

World » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Pope Francis, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria