Indonesian bishops meet with pope for ad limina visit

 | 
11/06/2019
Descargar documento
Compartir

Pope Francis received the Indonesian Episcopal Conference for their ad limina visit on Tuesday, the day he usually rests during the week.

“Good morning.”

“Good morning.”

While the pope seemed to have had a bit of a cold, the bishops were clearly thrilled to be with him. NATS :15

Some 37 of them gathered around the pope, in a casual manner. Afterward the pope greeted each bishop one-by-one.

“Your holiness, thank you very much.”

He gave each person a cross and some of his magisterial texts. The pope also joked with one who had slightly lost his voice. 

“Thanks for everything Pope Francis.”

“And may the Lord look after your voice.”

Indonesia is a majority-Muslim country, with Catholicism recognized as one of the official state religions. 

In May, the Indonesian city of Jakarta faced riots shortly after their presidential election. The bishops issued a declaration to the country, concerned by the lack of unity in the nation and condemning all violence and anarchy. 

This desire for unity could have been a point of discussion during their time with the pope. 

However, no meeting with Pope Francis couldn't be complete if he didn't ask for prayers. 

“Your holiness, thanks so much.”

“Pray for me.”

“Yes, also for me.”

Noticias relacionadas
1 2 3 544
Anuncio en el que salen 3 ordenadores marca Medion y algunas especificaciones
The most watched
The latest news from Rome, now in HD and without ads
Download the App on your phone
Available for Android and Apple
START FREE TRIAL
3,28€ per month or 32,88€ per year after 7 days of free trial
Available in multiple devices
FOLLOW US ON
SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER
magnifier