Visit of Pope Francis Will Bring a Message of Hope in Complicated Times

Visit of Pope Francis Will Bring a Message of Hope in Complicated Times

President Čaputová believes that Pope Francis’s visit to Slovakia will bring a message of hope in these complicated times. 

This was the president’s reaction to the official confirmation of the visit of the Holy Father to Slovakia. On Sunday noon 4 July 2021, Pope Francis announced that he would visit Slovakia from 12 to 15 September 2021. "I am extremely pleased that Pope Francis accepted our invitation and confirmed his visit to Slovakia in September of this year. When I met him in December at the Vatican, he told me that Slovakia was close to his heart. These words have been confirmed by his plans to stay in Slovakia for a longer period of time. I believe that the presence of Pope Francis will represent a message of reconciliation for all of us and hope in these complicated times."