2016-10-31 08:45:00

Pope Francis departs on Apostolic visit to Sweden

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has departed from Rome’s Fiumicino airport on his 17th Apostolic visit to Sweden for a joint commemoration of the Reformation, together with leaders of the Lutheran World Federation. 

Following his arrival at Malmo international airport the Pope will be greeted by the Swedish Prime Minister. The Holy Father is also due to pay a courtesy visit to the King and Queen of which will be followed this afternoon by an ecumenical prayer service at the Lutheran Cathedral of Lund.

The Holy Father's Apostolic journey concludes on Tuesday afternoon November 1st after the celebration of Mass at the Swedbank Stadioum in Malmo.


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