Papal History Being Made, Right Here, Right Now UPDATED

The True, the Good, and the Beautiful

Today Pope Francis and the Pope Emeritus met at Castel Gandolfo. In terms of historically rare moments, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Have a look for yourself (the sound will be delayed for the first 20 seconds or so),

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Amazing, isn’t it? As soon as I saw it, the song that made the group Jesus Jones famous popped into my head. I’ll pass that earworm on to you now too. Because right here, right now, there is no place I’d rather be…

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…except on a kneeler with these two.

See more historic photographs at Vatican Radio’s Facebook page.


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  • Néstor Aldo Stura (@NestorStura)

    This is a beautiful example of the simple life lived by our Pope, emeritus or actual.

  • Fran Rossi Szpylczyn

    Right here, right now indeed. Wow- I keep saying wow, and feeling more astounded each day. And grateful; deeply grateful.

    • Frank Weathers

      The Madonna of Humility icon fits in well here.

  • Yae

    I listened carefully at just how Papa Francis spoke with such tenderness and respect towards Papa Benedict. Wonderful to see Papa Benedict so moved at such a reunion as well. “We are brothers!” Beautiful!
    May their presence in our lives bear abundant fruit since I think we are going to need it as time presses on and the world begins even moreso to press in on the Church.

  • Moses

    Pope Emeritus posture is like the MEP Father from France that married me and my wife, back is bend from the hours spent in reflection that eventually they become crooked. The French Father remains an example of humility and obedience to his vocation for us.

  • Marye

    We are so fortunate to have witnessed this.