Martin Schulz to attend inaugural Mass of Pope Francis

Press Release
Brussels -
18-03-2013
Foreign Affairs

Tomorrow, Tuesday 19 March, at 9:30 CET, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will attend the inaugural Mass of his Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican.

"Pope Francis has always been a man among the people, close to the poor, to those in need. This represents a hope both to believers and non-believers. The Pope has an open invitation to address the European Parliament in Strasbourg. I look forward to welcoming Pope Francis soon, to convey a European and universal message about our fundamental values that we need more than ever".

For further information:

europarl.president.press@europarl.europa.eu

Armin Machmer
Spokesperson
Mobile: +32 479 97 11 98