This Pope’s 16th Apostolic Visit, Sept. 30- Oct. 2, marks the second stage of his extended visit to the Caucasus, whose first phase was marked by the Pope’s visit to Armenia in June.
His Excellency Giorgi Margvelashvili
President of the Republic of Georgia
As I leave Georgia for my pastoral visit to Azerbaijan, I express my heartfelt appreciation to your excellency and the beloved people of the nation for your generous welcome and hospitality. Upon all of you I willingly invoke God’s abundant blessings of peace and prosperity.
[Original text: English]