SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Officials say Sarajevo is ready to host tens of thousands of pilgrims heading its way greet Pope Francis when he visits on Saturday.
Volunteers are helping buses and private cars find parking spots. For security, police have asked residents to close their windows and not stand on their balconies when the pontiff passes by. Authorities published a phone number people should call if they notice anything suspicious.
Pope Francis is coming to call for peace and reconciliation between Bosnia's Muslims, Christian Orthodox and Catholics, who remain divided two decades after they fought a brutal war three-way war.
Some 100,000 people are expected to come from all over Bosnia and the region to Sarajevo, a majority Muslim city.