With the motto ‘Christ is our hope,’ Pope Francis returns to Hungarian territory to bring his closeness to Hungary’s faithful. This marks his 41st Apostolic Visit abroad, after having celebrated closing Mass in 2021 of 52nd International Eucharist Congress, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, tells journalists, while pointing out that this travel, however, takes place as Europe faces a migration and humanitarian crisis, as the war in Ukraine takes place across the border.

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