Pope to Visit Hungary April 28-30

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Pope Francis will visit Hungary at the end of April, President Katalin Novák said in a post on Facebook on Monday. 

 "I was pleased to be informed that Pope Francis has also officially accepted my invitation and will visit Hungary from 28-30 April. We are looking forward to the visit of the Holy Father!" Novák said.

All of Pope Francis's meetings will take place in Budapest, the Hungarian Catholic Bishop's Conference said.

The program for the apostolic visit posted on the website katolikus.hu shows the Holy Father will meet with the president and the prime minister early Friday. A meeting with authorities, members of civil organizations, and diplomats will follow. Pope Francis will address bishops, priests, and deacons in St. Stephen's in the evening.

Late in the afternoon on Saturday, Pope Francis will address young people in the László Papp Arena.

Pope Francis will deliver the homily at a holy mass in Kossuth Square, in front of the parliament building, on Sunday morning.

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