Pope Francis has close encounter with the stars... at the Vatican observatory
It?s here that a group of Jesuit priests, who are also scientists, carry out their research. The Pope was given a tour of the facilities, which was as once a monastery. ;
-Let me show you around. This was once a monastery for Brazilian sisters
-Oh, I see. Now it?s yours...
-No, it?s yours, your holiness!
The observatory also has a small museum, featuring ancient books and one of a kind items, from different planets. ;
-This is a piece of Mars!
Because the Pope is from Argentina, the staff made it a point, to show him something from his native land. ;
-This is a meteorite from Argentina!
Pope Francis ended his tour by visiting the observatory?s Chapel. The Pope also made his visit official, by signing the Vatican Specola?s guest-book, as done by all his predecessors, dating back to Pope Pius XII. ;