For 2nd time in week, Pope Francis and Benedict XVI meet
December 30, 2013
Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gathered for lunch on December 27, four days after the Pope had visited the Pope Emeritus to exchange Christmas greetings.
The lunch, described by Vatican Radio as a “festive event,” took place in Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis’s residence. Also present at the lunch were the Pope’s secretary, the Pope Emeritus’s secretary, and two leading officials of the Secretariat of State, Archbishop Dominique Mamberti and Msgr. Peter Wells.
- Pope Francis’ lunch with Benedict XVI (L’Osservatore Romano)
- Pope Francis lunches with Benedict XVI (Vatican Radio)
- Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI for exchange of Christmas greetings (CWN, 12/23)