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Pope dines with Roman priests

March 28, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, Pope Francis went to the apartment of Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu on Holy Thursday following the morning Chrism Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, where he spent 90 minutes sharing a meal with 10 priests from the Diocese of Rome.

The ten included eight pastors, a priest who directs a community, and a priest involved in vocational work. The Pope encouraged the priests to seek out those most in need in the anonymous peripheries of the city.


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  • Posted by: feedback - Mar. 28, 2016 9:07 AM ET USA

    The Holy Father isn't "too busy" or "too important" to actually sit down for a meal with his priests and meet with them. That is a great example to all Bishops.