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BREAKING: Pope Francis to Visit Romania Late May, Early June 2019

Argentine Pontiff to Visit Cities of Bucharest, Iaşi and Blaj, and the Marian shrine of Șumuleu Ciuc

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.

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); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. 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, and EWTN. 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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