Monday, May 16, 2016
Today Pope Francis presided and spoke at the opening of the 69th General Assembly of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (the “CEI”) in the Synod Hall at the Vatican (full text, full video, summary video).
Additionally, he received a bunch of audiences, including:
• Rosen Plevneliev, president of the Republic of Bulgaria, and entourage (summary video)
• Trajko Veljanoski, president of the Parliament of the ex-Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and entourage
• Fr. Jesús Fernández Hernández, president of the Institute Id of Christ the Redeemer, the Identes Missionaries
Also today, at the Vatican’s Casina Pio IV, Cardinal Peter Turkson addressed a meeting of Directors of Pharmaceutical and Diagnostic Industries for children living with HIV organized by Caritas Internationalis and in his address he conveyed Pope Francis’ greetings to the gathering (full text).
As well, he made one appointment, sent a tweet:
The gift of the Holy Spirit has been bestowed in abundance so that we may live lives of genuine faith and active charity. (link)
and made a post to Instagram:
And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!