Geography of Romania
Pope Francis arrived on Friday in Romania for a historic three-day visit between May 31 and June 2.
The head of the Catholic Church was welcomed at the main airport by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and his wife along with Romanian Orthodox clerics, officials and hundreds of people with messages of greeting.
The Amateur Film Factory, the project of renowned French director, screenwriter and producer Michel Gondry, landed in Cluj Napoca on the occasion of the 18th edition of the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF), and will stay here for two and a half months.
The Catholic churches in Miercurea Ciuc will stay open all night for the pilgrims who would wish to rest or just step into the worship places on their way to the Marian shrine in Sumuleu Ciuc, where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Saturday, on the second day of his apostolic visit to Romania.
Pope Francis said at Cotroceni Palace on Friday that, despite numerous difficulties and shortcomings, Romania has taken many steps in the past 30 years in the democratic project it has committed itself to. "I am glad to be in your beautiful country, 20 years after the visit of St.
Sibiu, a former European Capital of Culture in 2007, lived on Thursday the day when it turned into the political capital of the European Union, hosting a summit of the most important leaders of the continent, a moment that will go down in the history of a city that was more prepared than ever before, aware that it will write history.
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said on Thursday that she and President Klaus Iohannis could have completed each other at the informal summit of EU leaders in Sibiu, where she did not participate, and she could have introduced Romania's achievements to Europe.
Increased interest of Bulgarians in new tourist destinations in Romania is reported by Russe agencies. More and more tourists not only from Russe but also from other parts of the country visit our northern neighbour.
According to tourist agencies in Russe, interest in standard routes such as Sinaia and Brasov is diminishing at the expense of more unknown places.
Alba Iulia, May 4 /Agerpres/ - The Apulum Roman Festival, the largest event of ancient reenactment in Romania, with participation from six countries, began on Saturday with the "Inauguratio" ceremony, followed by the parade of "Dacian and Roman warriors" and the opening of camps and craft workshops.
The Holy Light from Jerusalem touched down on Saturday evening at the Henri Coanda (Otopeni) Bucharest International Airport, with a special flight, being brought by a delegation of the Romanian Patriarchy headed by Vicar Bishop of the Archbishopric of Bucharest Timotei Prahoveanul.
Pilgrims from Rwanda, Pakistan, Madagascar, Namibia or Reunion have registered online to attend the Divine Liturgy Pope Francis will be celebrating in Sumuleu Ciuc on June 1, father Olah Zoltan from the Alba Iulia Roman Catholic Archdiocese announced on Wednesday.