Monday, December 26, 2016

Pope Francis pays a Christmas visit to Pope Emeritus Benedict

Pope Francis Makes Christmas Visit to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Continuing Annual Tradition, Pontiffs Pray and Speak Privately
© Servizio Fotografico - L'Osservatore Romano
Pope Francis visited Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Friday afternoon at his residence at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in Vatican City.
According to the Holy See Press Office, the Holy Father appeared knocking at the residence’s door, as he wished to personally give his Christmas greetings to the Pontiff Emeritus.
As has become their tradition, they prayed together briefly and then spent some time having pleasant conversation.
In various occasion, Pope Francis likened Benedict XVI’s presence in the Vatican to having a “wise grandfather living at home.”

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