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Royal family of Luxembourg visits Pope Francis

2016-03-21

The grand dukes of Luxembourg have visited the Pope in the Vatican. And as she is Cuban, they have understood each other perfectly well.

It was a family gathering. In fact, after the meeting, the Pope greeted the heirs, and their grandchildren.

However, it was Amalia who stole the show, the precocious little girl did not want to leave her grandmother's side.

The Pope has given them a peace medallion, his encyclical on the environment, and the program of his pontificate, the exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium.”

It was a friendly visit, perhaps it was also a way for the family to celebrate together, in light of the Grand Duchess' 60th birthday tomorrow, the Pope said goodbye to them with a humorous farewell. 

"I also congratulate you for the conversation you have had”...


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