Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Today Pope Francis went and visited Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI before the Pope Emeritus departed for a two week vacation at the papal villa of Castel Gandolfo (summary video). Relatedly for this summer, it was announced today that outside of his Sunday Angelus addresses and his voyage to South America, Pope Francis’ll be having a much reduced schedule, especially in July – he’s taking a little “stay-cation” for the month of July.
Also, Pope Francis sent on the occasion of the funeral of the Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians, his beatitude Nersès Bédros XIX Tarmouni, a message which was read by Cardinal Leonardo Sandri at the funeral (extensive text in English, full text).
Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for July, were released, for “a high form of charity” in all political circles, and for love and fraternity in South America.
And today, Pope Francis made an appointment and sent a tweet:
How wonderful it is to proclaim to everyone the love of God which saves us and gives meaning to our lives! (link)
In Pope Francis endorsement news:
Widely known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has come out also on Pope Francis’ side. Today he sent the following tweets:
Yes, it’s possible to be a supreme holy figure yet still know what you are talking about regarding the Climate. (link)
And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!