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Spanish bullfighter, Juan José Padilla, meets Pope Francis


Spanish bullfighter Juan José Padilla was one of the attendees of the pope's General Audience in St. Peter's Square.

After the Audience, the pope went to greet him and his family.

"I am very grateful to God for how much He has protected me throughout my professional career and the blessing He has given me for having such a family."

POPE FRANCIS
"Pray for me and may God bless you."

The pope blessed his rosaries and a medal dedicated to his devotion during Holy Week. In addition, the bullfighter gave the pope a picture of his family. The pope tenderly said goodbye to each one of them.