Friday, February 26, 2016
Later, Pope Francis received a bunch of audiences, including:
• participants in the International Congress titled “Love will never end. Prospects in 10 years after the Encyclical Deus Caritas Est,” promoted by the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” (full text, summary video, and more & more & more conference details, conference website)
• Minister-President of the Germany’s State of Thuringia, Bodo Ramelow, with his consort
• co-founder and CEO of Instagram, Kevin Systrom. He later posted to Instagram regarding the encounter (link).
The around 4 p.m., as part of the “signs of the Jubilee” of the works of mercy, Pope Francis went to visit the community San Carlo, near Castel Gandolfo, belonging to the Italian Centre of Solidarity, founded by Don Mario Picchi (more details, summary video).
In Pope Francis related news:
There is a super good article interviewing Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher on how Pope Francis is utilizing the Vatican and its diplomats to implement God’s global plans.
Additionally, following some criticism by the leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church regarding the joint declaration Patriarch Kirill of Moscow signed with Pope Francis, Patriarch Kirill has issued a statement in response, expounding that the declaration serves as a “foundation for normalization of the relations.” In rather unrelated, but quite interestingly news, Patriarch Kirill visited and preached a really really good sermon at a church in Antarctica! By his sermon, God knows Patriarch Kirill and Patriarch Kirill knows God.
And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!