The Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Boyko Borissov, met Pope Francis in the Vatican this morning, May 25, 2018, and invited the Holy Father to visit the nation.
According to the press pool which gave details of the encounter to journalists in the Holy See Press Office, the Prime Minister made the invitation. According to Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency), Bulgaria’s largest English-language news provider, the Holy Father seemed receptive to visit Bulgaria, Romania and another Balkan country.
In his Facebook profile after his audience with the Pope, the prime minister also confirmed the invitation. During the encounter, there was the usual exchange of gifts. At the end of the audience, the prime minister presented the Bulgarian delegation. Afterward, the Macedonian delegation went to see the Pope.
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov of Bulgaria and Prime Minister of Macedonia Zoran Zaevw visited Rome for the May 24th celebrations. For the first time, the site reported, both countries’ representatives together honored the memory and work of the Saints Cyril and Methodius.