Gheorghe Zamfir in concert with the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis in Romania
Pope Francis arrived Saturday 1th of June 2019 in Iasi, where more than 60,000 christians were eagerly waiting for him, braving the pouring rain; the Pontiff is due to visit the 'Our Lady Queen of Iasi' Roman Catholic Cathedral and further attend a Marian meeting with youth and families at the Culture Palace.
Pope Francis, accompanied by Bishop Petru Gherghel, was greeted at the airport by Auxiliary Bishop of Iasi Aurel Perca, as well as by City Mayor Mihai Chirica; he left the airport, heading in a Dacia Logan for the 'Our Lady Queen of Iasi' Cathedral, where he met 800 children, elderly and sick.
The Pope then traveled by Popemobile to the Palace of Culture, where he was awaited for by more than 60,000 pilgrims from the entire northeastern part of the country, as well as from the Republic of Moldova.
The event ended with a concert performed by pan flute maestro Gheorghe Zamfir and his guest, Soprano Rodica Gabriela Anghelescu, accompanied by the Bucharest Metropolitan Orchestra directed by the conductor Daniel Jinga.