The Pope will make an Apostolic Trip to Romania in 2019. The Director ad interim of the Vatican Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, made the announcement of this upcoming trip to the country, today, Jan. 11, 2019.
“In response to the invitation issued by the President, the state authorities and the Catholic Church of Romania, His Holiness Francis will make an apostolic trip to the country from May 31 – June 2, 2019, to visit the cities of Bucharest, Iaşi and Blaj, and the Marian shrine of Șumuleu Ciuc.”
“The program for the trip will be published in due time.”
The Pope has already various trips planned for 2019, including to the United Arab Emirates, Feb. 3-5, to Morocco, March 30-31, Bulgaria and Macedonia, May 5-7, and now this republic. The Cardinal from Madagascar has told Zenit that the Pope will visit their country this year. The Pope has also said he wishes to visit Japan in 2019. There is also speculation about a return to Africa.