Pope Francis arrived for a three-day visit in Romania. In the capital Bucharest, he called on the politicians to consolidate democracy and to refrain from self-interests.
Pope Francis has called for the beginning of his visit in Romania, the policy on consolidation of democratic structures and to the renunciation of self-interest. Since the end of the oppression of 30 years ago, the country had made great democratic progress, said he, in a speech in front of representatives from politics, society, and diplomacy in Bucharest.
Romania had to continue to work to meet the "legitimate expectations of the citizens" and create structural and institutional conditions for their development. He urged cooperation of all social forces and use for the common good.the flight from the land weakens religious roots
As the biggest challenge after the reunification, the Pope referred to the emigration of several millions of Romanians in search of work and better living conditions. He recalled the depopulation of the country.
Romania's President Klaus Johannis, his wife Carmen and Pope Francis in the honor guard at the presidential Palace in Bucharest
This is accompanied by the weakening of cultural and religious roots, which had borne the country in resistance to go. At the same time, Pope Francis paid tribute to the economic and cultural contribution of Romanians abroad."lot of the Poorest to take to heart"
he Emphatically called for the Integration of the Weakest and Poorest. "The more a society takes a lot of the most Disadvantaged to the heart, the more you can truly be called civilized," Pope Francis said.
President Klaus iohannis called for his part the Pope's visit an "encouragement to provide a service for the common good and to contribute to a just society". In view of the planned for Sunday for the beatification of seven Greek-Catholic Martyr-bishops, John said this in his greeting of a "tribute to all who have sacrificed during the Communist time for the freedom and Faith".