“Christ is our future”

Logo and theme of Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to Hungary

Vatican Media

The Holy See Press Office today released the logo and motto of Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to Hungary from 28 to 30 April 2023:

The central part of the logo is the Budapest Chain Bridge, the oldest Hungarian bridge over the Danube.  A symbol of the capital city and the Nation, it was originally built to connect the cities of Buda and Pest.  It evokes the idea, often referred to by the Holy Father, of the importance of building bridges between people.

The colours of the Holy See (yellow and white) and Hungary (red, white, and green) meet on the bridge’s two piers. The logo is bordered by a circle, symbolizing both the Eucharist and the world redeemed by Christ.

On the left side of the circle is a cross recalling the Address given by Pope Francis on 12 September 2021 in Budapest, in which he expressed the hope that the cross might become a bridge between the past and the future. To the right of the circle is the motto, Christ is our future, together with the words “Pope Francis in Hungary, 28-30 April 2023”.

Please note that the request for admission to the Papal Flight can only be made through the Online Accreditation System of the Holy See Press Office at press.vatican.va/accreditations, by registering as a user of the system or logging in with one’s credentials and selecting the corresponding event from the Event Calendar.

The deadline for submitting the request for admission to the Papal Flight is Friday, 3 March 2023, at 12:00 noon.