The Holy Father is postponing his June trip, according to the country’s tourism minister.
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The Pope is expected to make a two-day visit to Malta on the weekend of April 2-3.
“For the first time in history,” said Pope St. John Paul II after he stepped off the airplane, “a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil.”
The Holy Father asked for prayers as he prepares for the five-day journey.
‘When we embrace Jesus, joy is reborn. And the joy of Jesus, in pain, is transformed into peace,’ the Holy Father assured youth.
The Holy Father on Monday recalled the great suffering endured by the Jewish community in Slovakia during the Holocaust and encouraged Jews and Christians to be united in condemning violence and anti-Semitism.
According to the schedule released Wednesday by the Holy See, the Pope will spend about seven hours in Budapest before heading to Slovakia for a three-day state visit.
This decision was established in cooperation with the Slovakian bishops’ conference.
The Holy Father spoke of and prayed for peace at the site of the World War II bombing.
The Pope celebrated Mass for an estimated 10,000 young people in and outside of Bangkok’s Cathedral of the Assumption.