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BREAKING: Pope Francis to Visit Bulgaria & Macedonia in May 2019

Argentine Pontiff to Visit Cities of Sofia, Rakovski, and Skopje

The Pope will make an Apostolic Trip to Bulgaria and Macedonia in 2019. The Director of the Vatican Press Office, Greg Burke, made the announcement of this upcoming trip to the European countries, today, Dec. 13, 2018.

“Accepting the invitation of the Republic’s highest authorities and the Church, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Trip to Bulgaria from May 5- 7, 2019, visiting the cities of Sophia and Rakovski, and to Macedonia on May 7, 2019, where he will visit the city of Skopje.”

“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, and now these republics. 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.

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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