Sunday, May 5, 2019

Pope Makes 3-Day Visit to Bulgaria, N.Macedonia; Urges Bulgarians Be Welcoming towards Refugees

Pope Francis urged Bulgarians to be more welcoming towards refugees during a visit to Bulgaria today (May 5, 2019), according to the Euro News website.

Upon his arrival in Bulgaria -- a country in which the Greek Orthodox religion is predominant -- the pontiff was greeted by Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, starting off his three-day visit to the country and North Macedonia.

Borissov welcomed the pope's visit, saying "it reflects his interest in the peaceful economic development of the Balkans."

The three-day tour will include a visit to a refugee camp near Sofia, Bulgaria's capital, and a commemoration of Mother Teresa -- the famous nun who was born in the country that is now called  the Republic of North Macedonia.

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