Posts Tagged ‘Audience’

Pope invites divorced and remarried to private audience

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Pope Francis has invited a group of divorced and remarried Catholics to a private audience, ahead of the expected release of a document on family life. Sixty members of the Italian group L’anello perduto (“The Lost Ring”) had sent a letter to the Pope to share their experience of divorce. “In separation we have suffered Read more

Man hangs up twice on Pope, thought phone calls were pranks

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

An Italian man hung up on phone calls from Pope Francis twice, thinking they were pranks. The Pope called Franco Rabuffi, who was sick, to comfort him. As he usually does when calling people who are suffering, the Pope opened by saying “Hello, I’m Pope Francis”. On the third papal phone call, Mr Rabuffi was Read more

Gay rights pilgrims get VIP treatment at papal audience

Friday, February 20th, 2015

A group of United States gay and lesbian Catholics was given VIP treatment at a papal general audience in St Peter’s Square on February 18. Fifty members of New Ways Ministry, which ministers to homosexual Catholics and promotes gay rights, made a pilgrimage to Rome. Their requests for VIP seats at the weekly audience were Read more