Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $38,805 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Assisi prelate recounts invitation to Pope Francis

Catholic World News - October 04, 2013

As Pope Francis prepared to make his October 4 apostolic journey to Assisi, Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi - Nocera Umbra - Gualdo Tadino discussed his invitation to the Pope in a column published in L’Osservatore Romano.

Within hours of the Pope’s election, Archbishop Sorrentino sent his invitation: “many popes have come before you, but for you there is a special expectation. It is inscribed in your name.” During an April ad limina visit to Pope Francis, the region’s bishops suggested the date of October 4.

“The visit of Pope Francesco undoubtedly has a unique character,” Archbishop Sorrentino added, “if nothing else, [from] the fact that this is the first Pontiff who bears the name of the Poverello. And it is known that the Holy Father has attributed to this choice a programmatic character, illustrated right from the start of his pontificate.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($126,298 to go):
$150,000.00 $23,701.70
84% 16%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Synod: It's a Wrap! 5 hours ago
A chaotic synod? Not in its results 6 hours ago
Cardinal Kasper's unsubtle threat 12 hours ago
When Catholics are less Catholic than non-Catholics October 20
Cardinal Kasper's nose is growing again October 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6