Pope Visits St. Raphaela Mary in Rome
On January 2nd, Pope Francis made a surprise visit to pray before St. Raphaela Mary in the Handmaid's church in Rome! On the visitor's sign in, he left this comment (written originally in Spanish): "I came to give thanks to St. Raphaela Mary for all the good she did for me. The reading of her life (many times) helped me in a very difficult moment. Thank you! Francis." Pope Francis knew the Handmaids in Argentina, and through them and by reading her biography, Foundations for a Building (many times, as he says!), he came to know St. Raphaela Mary well.
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