Rome Newsroom, Apr 5, 2022 / 09:00 am
The president of Lebanon said on Tuesday that Pope Francis will visit the Middle Eastern country in June, as long as a date and program are coordinated by the authorities of Lebanon and the Vatican.
Writing on Twitter on April 5, President Michel Aoun said he was informed of the visit by the papal nuncio to Lebanon.
الرئيس عون تبلغ من السفير البابوي ان البابا فرنسيس سيزور لبنان في حزيران المقبل على ان يحدد موعد الزيارة وبرنامجها بالتنسيق بين لبنان والكرسي الرسولي— Lebanese Presidency (@LBpresidency) April 5, 2022
"The Lebanese are awaiting the visit of Pope Francis to express their gratitude for His Holiness' interest in Lebanon and to thank him for the initiatives he took towards their country and the prayers he offered to establish peace and stability in it," Aoun, a Maronite Catholic, wrote in another post.