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Highlights of Pope Francis' day in Budapest and Slovakia

We recall several highlights from the first day of Pope Francis' 34th Apostolic Journey abroad, which took him to Budapest, Hungary, and to Bratislava, Slovakia.

The Pope touched down in Budapest on Sunday morning for a visit to the Hungarian capital.

His first stop saw him visit the Museum of Fine Arts, where he met with the President and Prime Minister, then the country's Bishops, and finally the represenatives from several Christian Churches and Jewish communities.

Pope Francis wrapped up the visit with the celebration of Holy Mass in Heroes' Square, concluding the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, which has been running all week.

The Pope then boarded the papal plane and flew to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, where he met with representatives of the Ecumenical Council of Churches.

12 September 2021, 20:22