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3Novices:Pope Francis surprises families by dropping in for a visit and giving them a springtime blessing

The cold-call pope has struck again, with Pope Francis surprising a dozen families with an afternoon visit to their homes to perform an annual springtime blessing.
Francis played the role of parish priest Friday as he rang apartment buzzers in Ostia, a beach community on Rome’s outskirts, and blessed homes of residents.

The ritual is a post-Easter tradition in Italy, with priests posting notices on buildings announcing the dates and times they’ll pass by.
The Vatican said the local…
May 20, 2017 at 12:22AM http://ift.tt/2r0Wvzt
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