Pope Francis made his sixth “Mercy Friday” visit last week when he greeted elderly and infirm priests in two communities in the diocese of Rome.
The Holy Father left the Vatican at 4 p.m. June 17 to visit first the Monte Tabor community, home to eight priests formerly from different dioceses, suffering from various forms of illness.
Accompanying the priests is a permanent deacon, Ermes Luparia, a former Italian Air Force colonel who is now a specialist in psychology and has dedicated himself to the service of companionship in the spirit of the Salvatorian Fathers. The Pope met with the priests in the chapel, listened to them and prayed with them, the Vatican said in a statement.
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