Pope Francis smiles during a meeting with young people at Manila university, Jan. 18, 2015.
Stefano Rellandini—Reuters
By Jack Linshi
February 1, 2015

Pope Francis said Sunday that he will visit Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in June.

The Pope revealed his one-day trip during after his weekly Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square, NBC reports. The Pope plans to “give rise to the development of good and contribute to the consolidation of brotherhood and peace,” while encouraging Bosnia’s small Catholic population.

The country is still recovering from the 1992-1995 Bosnian War, which claimed over 100,000 lives and gave rise to anti-government riots and high unemployment.

[NBC]

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