Pope Francis on to Bulgaria and North Macedonia

Pope Francis arrives in Bulgaria, where he will meet members of the tiny Catholic community, but the Orthodox Church has rejected the idea of holding joint prayers with the pontiff.

PM Boyko Borissov received Pope when arrived in Sofia on Sunday, taking off his three-day visit to the country and North Macedonia.

Local media reports, thousands turn out to see Pope Francis as he begins visit to Bulgaria.

Pope Francis is delivering a speech and celebrating mass in Battenberg Square in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital where he arrived on Sunday.

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