He recalled that these saints translated the Bible into a language the Slavs could understand, and asked for the Churches of today to also use a language that people understand.
After meeting with the Patriarch and the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the Metropolitan in charge of the Patriarchate's relations with the Latin churches accompanied the pope to the Orthodox Cathedral of Sofia, the most important in the country.
In a private meeting, the pope had lamented that consequences of divisions among Christians are still alive. He asked for these wounds and divisions to not prevent the proclamation of the Gospel with coherence.
The pope prayed in the chapel reminiscent of the evangelizers of the country, St. Cyril and St. Methodius. St. John Paul II named them the patrons of Europe.