ROME — Some might call it fate, but through a series of Providential connections, Bishop Michele Pennisi discovered that Pope Francis wants to visit Sicily “as soon as possible.”
The story begins with Father Pasquale Di Dio waiting for Pope Francis outside the Vatican parish of Sant’Anna on March 17, standing next to an Argentinian priest.
“The Pope,” Father Di Dio related in an April 2 interview with Catholic News Agency, “recognized and called by name the Argentinian priest, telling him to come into the church. I followed him. This is how I could have access to the Mass in Sant’Anna.”
After the Mass, Father Di Dio gave the Pope’s secretary, Msgr. Alfred Xuereb, a letter for Pope...READ MORE