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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before his upcoming birthday

April 13, 2017. Vatican releases statement that the pope visited Benedict XVI yesterday.

Pope welcomes president of the Swiss Confederation, on key anniversary for both States


The president was accompanied by a group of six people. Each one individually greeted the Pope. May 6th marks a key anniversary for the Church and Switzerland. On that very day back in 1527, a total of 147 Swiss soldiers died defending Pope Clement VII, during an attack that's now known as the 'Sack of Rome.'

As a gift, Pope Francis gave the president a large papal medallion.