Apostolic Journey to Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 6 June 2015

Author: Pope Francis

Apostolic Journey to Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 6 June 2015

Pope Francis

On Saturday, 6 June 2015, the Holy Father arrived at Sarajevo's airport at about 9 a.m. This marks Francis' fourth apostolic visit in Europe and eighth visit abroad. The motto of the visit is ‘Peace be with you,’ addressed to a nation still suffering from the wounds of the war. After the fall of communism and Yugoslavia's disintegration, various religious and ethnic groups, including the Bosnian Muslims, Orthodox Serbs and Catholic Croats, fought. From 1992 to 1995, the war lasted in Bosnia, claiming nearly 100,000 lives and making some 2 million refugees. The visit's logo depicts a dove with an olive branch in its beak.

Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps

Holy Mass at Koševo Stadium

Meeting with priests, men and women religious and seminarians gathered in the Cathedral

Ecumenical and Interreligious Meeting at the Franciscan International Study Centre

Meeting with the young people at the "John Paul II" Diocesan Youth Centre

In-flight Press Conference from Sarajevo to Rome