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Pope Francis meets local Jesuits, receives relic of Bl. Miguel Pro

Pope Francis greets arrives athe Apostolic Nunciature in Mexico City, on Sunday evening. Inside, he held an informal meeting with six members of Mexico’s Jesuit community. - EPA

Pope Francis greets arrives athe Apostolic Nunciature in Mexico City, on Sunday evening. Inside, he held an informal meeting with six members of Mexico’s Jesuit community. - EPA

15/02/2016 12:12

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis had an unscheduled encounter with six members of the Mexican Jesuit community on Sunday evening in the Apostolic Nunciature, where the Holy Father is staying while in Mexico City.

"They had a small conversation,” – said Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, – “During all his trips abroad, the Pope has small informal meetings with his brothers [Pope Francis is a member of the Jesuits], and it happened when the Pope returned from the [Federico Gomez Children’s] Hospital.”

During the meeting, the Jesuits gave Pope Francis a relic of Blessed Miguel Pro, a Martyr killed in 1927, during the anti-clerical regime of President Plutarco Elías Calles.

15/02/2016 12:12