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Pope Francis in Ecuador – Day 3

Pope Francis processing to Mass at Bicentennial Park, Quito, Ecuador, July 7, 2015.
Pope Francis processing to Mass at Bicentennial Park, Quito, Ecuador, July 7, 2015.

This morning Pope Francis had a private meeting with the bishops of Ecuador, and following that, he traveled to Quito’s Bicentennial Park where he had Mass and gave a homily (full text, full video, full video with English commentary, summary video). The bishops he met with earlier, also attended the Mass.

Related to the Mass, there’s a video about the chasuble he wore, and a video about the staff he has.

Also today, he traveled to the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador. While there, he made an unscheduled visit to some Jesuits there (twitter: pics 1, pic 2). He also met with and addressed students and teachers from universities and other schools (full text, full video, summary video).

In the evening Pope Francis met with a group of social, political and economic leaders at the Church of St. Francis (full text, full video, summary video).

Pope Francis embracing Imelda Caicedo, a delegate of the Ecuadorian coastal farmers association, after she delivered a speech during his visit to the Church of St. Francis in Quito, Ecuador, July 7, 2015.
Pope Francis embracing Imelda Caicedo, a delegate of the Ecuadorian coastal farmers association, after she delivered a speech during his visit to the Church of St. Francis in Quito, Ecuador, July 7, 2015.
Pope Francis meeting with Jesuits at the Church of the Society of Jesus, Quito, Ecuador, July 7, 2015.
Pope Francis meeting with Jesuits at the Church of the Society of Jesus, Quito, Ecuador, July 7, 2015.

He then traveled to the Church of the Society of Jesus or Iglesia de la Compania (wikipedia page) where he visited various Jesuits there (twitter: pic 1, pic 2, pic 3, pic 4, pic 5, pic 6, pic 7).

And today, Pope Francis made an appointment.

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


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