Pope Francis met Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI today at Castel Gandolfo, arriving at the papal summer residence by helicopter shortly after noon.
According to Vatican Information Service:
"At noon today, the Holy Father Francis travelled by helicopter to Castel Gandolfo to meet and have lunch with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI. Accompanying Benedict XVI to greet Pope Francis on his arrival were Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Albano, Italy, and Dr. Saverio Petrillo, director of the Pontifical Villas."
Soon after arrival, Francis and Benedict went to the papal villa's chapel for a moment of prayer. Benedict directed Francis to take the seat and pre-dieu reserved for the Pope but Francis told...READ MORE