From May 31 to June 2, Pope Francis will make his 30th overseas apostolic voyage to the country of Romania. The theme of the visit is “Let’s Walk Together”.
Romania is considered a developing nation and has a predominantly Romanian Orthodox Christian population. Just over 4% of the population identifies as Catholic. The last pope to visit the country was John Paul II in 1999.
Highlights will include a visit to the popular Marian Shrine of Sumuleu Ciuc, the site of an annual pilgrimage on Pentecost Sunday. Pope Francis will also celebrate Mass in both the Roman and Eastern Rites and beatify seven bishops of the Romanian Catholic tradition.
Join the Holy Father on his travels by tuning in to Salt + Light Television. Check out the schedule below!
Schedule All times are in EST
FRIDAY, MAY 31
Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society, Diplomatic Corps – From Bucharest
Joint Prayer of the Our Father - From the new Romanian Orthodox Cathedral, Bucharest
Holy Mass – From the Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph, Bucharest
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
From the Marian Shrine of Sumuleu Ciuc, Miercurea Ciuc
Marian Gathering of Young People and Families – From the square in front of the Government Palace of Culture, Iași
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Divine Liturgy and Beatification of 7 Greek-Catholic Martyr Bishops; Regina Coeli – From Liberty Field, Blaj
Meeting with Roma Community - From the city of Blaj
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