Pope Francis Current Events Part 5


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Pope Francis received the new Ambassadors of Chad, Malawi, Sweden, New Zealand and Kuwait today, December 7:


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Pope Francis also met with 3 Nobel Prize winners during his weekly General audience yesterday.

 
Pope Francis met with members of the Italian Air Force's to mark the anniversary of the killing of 13 Italian UN Peacekeepers during the the Kindu massacre in the Congo.
 
To mark the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12th) the Pope granted an interview with Mexico's N+ television yesterday evening

The Pope spoke about his health and his desire not to be buried at the Vatican and plans for his funeral.
The Pope expressed his desire to be buried at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome and wants a simple funeral.
https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2023/1213/1421744-pope-funeral/
 
Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Fest of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St Peters in the Vatican.


The Pope later paid a visit to the Vatican Nativity Scene in St. Peter's Square. and arrived by car

 
Pope Francis celebrated his 87th Birthday at the Vatican
 
Pope Francis held his weekly General Audience ahead of the Christmas Holidays.
 
Pope Francis imparts the blessing "Urbi et Orbi" from the central lodge of St. Peter's Basilica and delivers his Christmas message.

 
Pope Francis held his 1st General Audience of 2024 at the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican.

 
Pope Francis baptised 16 children at the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.
 
The newly elected President of Argentina,Javier Milei has written to Pope Francis and invited him to visit Argentina.
 
Today, January 19, Pope Francis received Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia, and Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kazakhstan:


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Pope Francis hosted an audience to 150 journalists and members of the media accredited to the Vatican.

 
Pope Francis welcomed Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, for an audience today, January 25:


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The Pope concluded Christian unity Week with Vespers at St. Paul's Outside the Walls with representatives of other Christian churches.
The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury was present with the Pope.

 
The Pope concluded Christian unity Week with Vespers at St. Paul's Outside the Walls with representatives of other Christian churches.
The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury was present with the Pope.


Interesting. Which other denominations were in attendance besides the Orthodox churches and the Anglican communion? Any representative of the Lutheran churches maybe?
 
At the Vespers Service at St. Paul's Outside the Walls in Rome it was just Anglican and Orthodox Prelates.

The current Archbishop of Canterbury has visited the Pope numerous times over the last decade.
 
Martin Scorsese has made some really violent movies. I don't know what he's doing meeting the Pope.
 
Pope Francis met with the Spanish deputy Prime Minister,Yolanda Díaz Pérez and discussed a potential trip to the Canaries.

 
The Pope will canonize Argentina's first female saint this Sunday at the Vatican.
Blessed María Antonia de Paz y Figueroa was an Argentinian Nun who died in 1799 and was better known as Mama Antula.

 
The Pope yesterday honoured Albanian Cardinal,Ernest Simoni yesterday.
The Pope had met the Cardinal during his visit to Albania and recalled how he had spent 30 years in prison.
Ernest Simoni was arrested in December 1963 for celebrating Mass in memory of assassinated President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and served 28 years in a Penal Colony.
 
Pope Francis received Romanian Prime Minister Ion-Marcel Ciolacu at the Vatican today, February 15:


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