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Pope Francis to pay official visit to the European Parliament 

Pope Francis will pay an official visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday 25 November and deliver a formal address to MEPs at 11.15.

The Pope was invited by President Schulz, on behalf of the European Parliament, when he paid an official visit to the Vatican on 11 October 2013. The previous visit by a sovereign pontiff was on 11 October 1988, when Pope John Paul II delivered an address to MEPs in Strasbourg.



Formal sitting

Ceremony: Tuesday, 25 November

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