A delegation from Macedonia, led by Talat Xhaferi, met with Pope Francis in Rome, to mark the day of Ss. Cyril and Methodius. Delegations from Macedonia traditionally visit Rome on the feast of the saints, and pay respects at the tomb of St. Cyril.

The celebration comes shortly after Pope Francis visited Macedonia, a first such visit in recent history.

The delegation included leading members of Parliament from all party groups. The introduction of Krsto Mukoski raised comments – the former VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament was one of the group that was bribed and blackmailed by the Zaev regime to vote in favor of the name change.