Pope makes historic first visit to North Macedonia

Pope Francis salutes priests after celebrating Mass in Macedonia Square, in Skopje, North Macedonia, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Francis, who is on a three-day trip to the Balkans, is visiting North Macedonia for the first-ever papal visit to the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Pope Francis touches the statue of Mother Teresa during a visit at her memorial in Skopje, North Macedonia, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Francis, who is on a three-day trip to the Balkans, is visiting North Macedonia for the first-ever papal visit to the country. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis waves as he arrives to celebrate Mass in Macedonia Square, in Skopje, North Macedonia, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Francis, who is on a three-day trip to the Balkans, is visiting North Macedonia for the first-ever papal visit to the country. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Pope Francis made the first-ever papal visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday and sought to encourage its efforts to integrate into European institutions after its name change resolved a decades-long dispute with Greece.

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