Meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican

Meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican
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“Whenever we feel weary or discouraged along the journey of faith, let us ask the Holy Spirit to grant us the gift of fortitude to guide our steps…

Through the gift of fortitude, the Holy Spirit enables us to remain faithful amid every difficulty.” –Pope Francis’ message during the Papal General Audience, 05/14/14

Walking along the cobblestone road of Rome towards Vatican City, I thought we were early at 7:30 am for the papal audience scheduled at 10:30 am. But lo and behold, thousands of visitors from all over the world gathered at St. Peter’s Square hours before us.

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