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GC35 delegates meet Pope

audience_02b.jpgThursday 21 February was a highlight for the GC35 delegates in Rome. Normal business was suspended, as they were all invited to meet with the Holy Father in the Clementine Hall, one of the audience halls of the Vatican. “There was an air of excitement as we were shepherded up immense staircases,” Jim Corkery SJ¬†writes; “Swiss Guards standing at the ready, frescoes of breathtaking beauty drawing our gaze upward once we reached the magnificent Sala Clementina, where we were to meet the Pope. But my air of excitement gave way to quite a different mood once we were seated and the Pope arrived.” Read his full account here.