Picture: МВнР Sofia. We expect a visit by Pope Francis in early May, in Bulgaria and Macedonia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva told BTV this morning. “There is an invitation. We expect him to come next year and we hope. There are very serious preparations and high likelihood. We expect him in early May. It will be a significant visit,” Zaharieva said. According to the information she has, the pope will visit Bulgaria and Macedonia. “The Pope never travels to just one country. So this is part of their protocol tradition,” the foreign minister said. © 2018 All rights reserved. Citing Focus Information Agency is mandatory!