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Holy See Press Office issues statement on Pope's meeting with Yayo Grassi

Pope Francis and Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, during an inflight press conference - ANSA

Pope Francis and Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, during an inflight press conference - ANSA

03/10/2015 09:00

(Vatican Radio)  Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, the head of the Holy See Press Office has released a statement on Pope Francis' meeting with Mr. Yayo Grassi during his visit to Washington, DC.

Please find the full statement below:

Statement of Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, Director of Holy See Press Office

Regarding the Meeting of Pope Francis with Mr. Yayo Grassi in Washington, DC

Mr. Yayo Grassi, a former Argentine student of Pope Francis, who had already met other times in the past with the Pope, asked to present his mother and several friends to the Pope during the Pope’s stay in Washington, DC. As noted in the past, the Pope, as pastor, has maintained many personal relationships with people in a spirit of kindness, welcome and dialogue.

03/10/2015 09:00