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Pope in Camerino: Meeting with First Communion children

Pope Francis makes time to drop in on 200 First Holy Communion children during his Pastoral Visit to the Italian Marches region.

Before leaving the Marches region on Sunday, Pope Francis greeted around 200 children who had made their First Holy Communion. The children from the Archdiocese of Camerino-San Severino Marche met the Pope in the gymnasium of the Sports Centre at the University of Camerino along with their parents and catechists.

According to the ad-interim Director of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti,  the Pope wanted to add this meeting to the initial program, after Archbishop Francesco Massara had shown the Pope letters written by the children of the earthquake zones on a recent visit to the Vatican.

Gisotti said that, with this meeting Pope Francis wanted to embrace all the children and young people of the area affected by the earthquake.”

16 June 2019, 15:32