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Italian bishop describes surprise breakfast meeting with Pope

Catholic World News - April 10, 2013

An Italian bishop visiting the Vatican was taken by surprise when Pope Francis joined him for breakfast at the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

Bishop Francesco Cavina of Carpi was staying at the guest house inside the Vatican, and having breakfast alone when the Pontiff introduced himself. “I was struck by the incredible simplicity of the Bishop of Rome,” Bishop Cavina said.

Pope Francis has declined to move out of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, where he was installed in a suite of rooms after his papal election. He has evidently enjoyed chance meetings there with Vatican employees and visiting bishops.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Apr. 10, 2013 7:01 PM ET USA

    Jesus and His apostles modeled a very simple way of living.

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