The Delegation of the City of Sarajevo headed by the Mayor Abdulah Skaka visited the Vatican, upon invitation by the Apostolic Nuncio to Bosnia and Herzegovina Mons Luigi Pezzuto.

Apart from the Mayor, the delegation consisted of the Chairman of the City Council Igor Gavrić, Deputy Mayors Ivica Šarić and Milan Trivić, and the former Mayor Ivo Komšić.

After the general audience, delegation members met with Pope Francis and thanked him for supporting the multiethnic way of life in Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Pope Francis replied by saying that that is the right way and the only way. He stressed that we are all brothers and that he is praying for us and asked us to pray for him too.

Pope Francis said that we should safeguard multiculturalism and religious coexistence in Sarajevo, for which the Bosnian and Herzegovinian capital was always famous.

Mayor Skaka is the first mayor of Sarajevo to visit the Pope in the Vatican.