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Encounter with the Lord

Pope Francis had a pretty busy day today.

He had Mass and gave a morning homily at Casa Santa Marta on the topic of trusting God’s power through “encounter with the Lord” (summary video).

As well today, Pope Francis had several audiences, including with:

bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Gabon (full text in Italian, summary video)
members of the Conference of European Hassidic Rabbis (more details, full text, summary video)
Slovenia’s new ambassador to the Holy See (summary video)

Also today, Pope Francis sent a letter of condolences and prayer at the death of Rabbi Elio Toaff, former Chief Rabbi of Rome, who passed away yesterday (full text).

Later in the afternoon, Pope Francis sent a letter of condolences and prayer to the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church, His Holiness Abuna Matthias, regarding the deaths of Christians beheaded and shot over the weekend by the Islamic State in Ethiopia (full text, summary video).

And today, Pope Francis made an appointment.

And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!