The holy father was welcomed by the head of state and politicians, reported NOVA TV.
President Rumen Radev welcomed Pope Francis in front of the building of the presidency. This is the first stop of the Holy Father in Sofia.
The head of state thanked the head of the Catholic Church for having accepted the invitation to visit Bulgaria.
The first meeting of Pope Francis on Bulgarian land was with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.
"The pope has encouraged what we are doing with bridges and highways, and by splitting it said that highways and bridges are connecting and defining peace." He congratulated me on what we have done during our presidency for the Western Balkans, "Borisov said after the meeting.