September: Francis will visit Slovakia and Hungary

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The trip will be Pope Francis’ second apostolic trip this year, 2021. The first took place in March when the Holy Father visited Iraq.

Vatican City (July 6, 2021 15:52, Gaudium Press) On Sunday, July 4, during the Angelus, Pope Francis announced his visit to Slovakia and Hungary, taking place in September.

Closing Mass of the International Eucharistic Congress

“I am happy to announce that from the next 12 to 15 September, God willing, I will travel to Slovakia to make a pastoral visit” he said. The Pontiff also explained that on the morning of September 12th he will concelebrate in Budapest, Hungary, the closing Mass of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress.

Pope Francis’ Second Apostolic Trip in 2021

This will be Pope Francis’ second apostolic trip this year, 2021. The first took place in March when the Holy Father visited Iraq. In the usual interview granted to journalists on the flight back from Baghdad, Francis had already announced his presence in Budapest to preside over the closing of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress.

Cities to be visited in Slovakia

Although the program for the Pope’s trip has not yet been made public, the director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Matteo Bruni, confirmed in a statement that in Slovakia the Pontiff will visit the cities of Bratislava, Présov, Koesice and Sastin. (EPC)

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