Photos of Pope Francis visit in Romania
by Newsroom 2019-06-04 09:23:48
02.06.2019 - Blaj, Romania | Pope Francis travelled to meet Orthodox church spiritual leaders and to beatify seven bishops who died under the former Communist regime in Romania |
Photos and text: Dan-Claudiu Buzdugan / IndieFrame
Pope Francis salutes the crowds from Popemobile in Blaj, Romania | get photo rights |
Hundreds of thousands of people coming from all over the country waited on Pope Francis early in Blaj. Eager to take a seat as far as possible, some believers have entered the Liberty Plain square from early 6 o'clock in the morning.
Pope Francis arrived with the official column around 10:50 and was applauded by the crowd.
Romanians await for Pope Francis in Blaj, 2nd of June 2019 | get photo rights |
Pope Francis - greetings from Popemobile | get photo rights|
Pope Francis held a simple but very important speech for mankind. He spoke of simplicity, humility, forgiveness, and God. He called for forgiveness on behalf of the Church for the discrimination of Roma communities over time, but also for other persecuted people for their faith.
The importance of the event was given by the ceremony of beatification of the seven Greek Catholic martyrs: Ioan Balan, Ioan Suciu, Tit Liviu Chinezu, Alexandru Rusu, ValeriuTraian Frentiu, Vasile Aftenie and Iuliu Hossu. Their relatives sat in the first ceremonial row.
Pope Francis visit in Romania | get photo rights|
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