Pope Francis in Romania

Marc Roscoe Loustau June 07, 2019
Pope Francis spoke of the importance of appreciating the Roma community’s culture and traditions and apologized for the church’s inability “to defend you in your uniqueness.”
Pope Francis listens to a question from Romanian journalist Cristian Micaci aboard his flight from Sibiu, Romania, to Rome June 2, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell June 02, 2019

After enduring three grueling and demanding days crisscrossing Romania, Pope Francis fielded six

Pope Francis greets the crowd before celebrating Mass at the Marian shrine of Sumuleu Ciuc in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania, June 1, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell June 01, 2019
“Complicated and sorrow-filled situations from the past must not be forgotten or denied,” he told the assembled during his homily, “yet neither must they be an obstacle or an excuse standing in the way of our desire to live together as brothers and sisters.”
Pope Francis and Romanian Orthodox Patriarch Daniel exchange gifts at the patriarchal palace in Bucharest, Romania, May 31, 2019. The pope is making a three-day visit to Romania. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Gerard O’Connell May 31, 2019
Pope Francis, in his scripted address, reminded his Orthodox brothers that “the bonds of faith that unite us go back to the Apostles.”
Gerard O’Connell May 31, 2019
The path to building an inclusive society is one where every person is seen as a brother or sister and “where the weak, the poor and the least are no longer seen as undesirables that keep the ‘machine’ from functioning,” the pope said on May 31, the first day of his visit to Romania.
Gerard O’Connell May 29, 2019
“I come as a pilgrim and a brother,” Pope Francis said in a video message to the people of Romania on the eve of his visit to the largest of the Balkan states and a predominantly Orthodox country.