Pope Francis Thanks Our Lady at Church for a Successful Trip to Hungary with a Gift for Her from the Vatican's Ambassador Eduard Habsburg

Pope Francis returned to Rome safely after the conclusion of his 41st Apostolic Visit abroad, to the European Union nation of Hungary. He then prayed at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in thanksgiving for his safe journey.

Upon his departure from Hungary, the Hungarian Ambassador to the Holy See, Eduard Habsburg, gave the pope a white rose to leave in front of the icon of Mary at the Basilica of St. Mary Major

The President of Hungary, Katalin Novak, and it's Prime Minister Tweeted in Thanks to the Pope for his visit:

Following his long-standing custom, Pope Francis went to pray before the ancient icon of Maria Salus Populi Romani, as he returned to the Vatican by car from Rome's Fiumicino Airport on Sunday evening.

According to the Holy See Press Office, the Pope prayed briefly in the chapel that houses the Marian icon in the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

He then returned to his Vatican home at the Casa Santa Marta.

During his three-day visit spent in Hungary's capital, Budapest, Pope Francis was publicly engaged in seven different events.

He delivered six speeches in which he confirmed the faith of the Hungarian people and urged them to be inclusive and open and to help build peace in Europe.

Shortly after take-off aboard the papal plane from Budapest, the Pope sent the customary farewell telegram to Hungary’s President Katlin Novák, expressing his gratitude to Hungarian authorities and citizens for their "warm welcome and generous hospitality".

Assuring them of his prayers, the Pope invoked on the EU nation "the blessings of Almighty God for unity, fraternity and peace".

Edited from Vatican with Posts from Twitter