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Pope is surprise luncheon visitor at Vatican workers' cafeteria

July 25, 2014

Pope Francis surprised Vatican workers on July 25 by dropping into the staff cafeteria for lunch.

Arriving without warning just after noon, the Pope took a tray, chose a Friday lunch of fish and pasta, and ate at a table alongside Vatican workmen.

The cafeteria director, Franco Pai’ni, told Vatican Radio that the Holy Father’s appearance was “like a thunderbolt out of the blue.” The Pope was introduced to the kitchen staff, posed for a group photo, and gave his blessing before he left.


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