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Pope Francis asks to greet Trinitarian priests at his General Audience


They are the priests of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity, also known as the Trinitarians. The Order was founded in the 12th century to free Christian captives. Today, it is dedicated to the sick.

They come from different countries, including Spain, the United States and Brazil. They had the opportunity to attend the Pope's General Audience and greet the Pope one by one.

FR. RAFAEL MÁRQUEZ
Order of the Most Holy Trinity (Trinitarians)
“When he was greeting the sick, he saw us and said, 'Trinitarians, come here. I want to meet you.' And he greeted each of us. We introduced ourselves, told him where we're from. And he joked with some of us.”

The priests took advantage of this unique opportunity to exchange some words with Pope Francis.

FR. RAFAEL MÁRQUEZ
Order of the Most Holy Trinity (Trinitarians)
“We said to him, 'Thank you, Pope Francis, for your life. We pray for you everyday as you ask, and we want to help you carry your cross.' Then he grabbed the crucifix he wears and said, 'Thank you!'”

The Trinitarians say being at the Pope's Audience was a moving experience, and one they will never forget.

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