Pope Francis to make Apostolic Journey to Hungary in April
Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to the European nation of Hungary from 28 to 30 April, marking his 41st Journey abroad, where he will follow a busy itinerary in the country's capital of Budapest.
In a statement from Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni announced on Monday: "Accepting the invitation of the civil and ecclesial Authorities, His Holiness Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Hungary from 28 to 30 April 2023, visiting the city of Budapest."
The papal visit will mark Pope Francis' 41st Apostolic Journey abroad.
During his three-day journey, the Pope will visit with refugees and poor people, as well as with children of the Blessed László Batthyány-Strattmann Institute.
As is customary, the Holy Father will address authorities, civil society and the diplomatic corps; young people; bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers; and representatives of the academic and cultural world.
APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO HUNGARY 28 - 30 APRIL 2023
Friday, 28 April 2023 ROME – BUDAPEST 08:10 Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport to Budapest 10:00 Arrival at Budapest International Airport 10:00 OFFICIAL WELCOME 11:00 WELCOME CEREMONY in the square of “Sándor” Palace 11:30 COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC in “Sándor” Palace 11:55 MEETING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER 12:20 MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the former Carmelite Monastery Address of the Holy Father 17:00 MEETING WITH BISHOPS, PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS AND PASTORAL WORKERS in St. Stephen's Co-Cathedral Address of the Holy Father
Saturday, 29 April 2023 BUDAPEST 08:45 PRIVATE VISIT TO THE CHILDREN OF THE “BLESSED LÁSZLÓ BATTHYÁNY-STRATTMANN” INSTITUTE 10:15 MEETING WITH POOR PEOPLE AND REFUGEES in St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Address of the Holy Father 16:30 MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE in “Papp László Budapest Sportaréna” Address of the Holy Father 18:00 PRIVATE MEETING WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS in the Apostolic Nunciature
Sunday, 30 April 2023 BUDAPEST – ROME 09:30 HOLY MASS in Kossuth Lajos' Square Homily of the Holy Father Regina Caeli 16:00 MEETING WITH THE ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL WORLD at the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics of the Catholic University “Péter Pázmány” Address of the Holy Father 17:30 FAREWELL CEREMONY at Budapest International Airport 18:00 Departure by airplane from Budapest International Airport to Rome 19:55 Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino International Airport