8 May 2019 | General Audience


North Macedonia has been an independent country since 1991. The Holy See has
sought to support its journey from the very start. With my visit, I wanted to
encourage above all its traditional ability to host different ethnic and religious groups;
as well as its commitment to welcoming and assisting a large number of migrants
and refugees during the critical period of 2015 and 2016. There is great welcome
there. They have a big heart. The migrants create some issues for them, but they
welcome them and they love them and they resolve the issues. A round of applause
for this people! […]