Pope celebrates Mass for Gaudete Sunday at Roman parish
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday visited the Roman parish of San Giuseppe all’Aurelio, in the suburb of Monte Spaccato.
The Holy Father arrived early for the visit, and immediately met with some of the children of the parish. During the encounter, he spoke about his own experiences with Jesus as a child. He also spoke about his own First Communion 70 years ago.
After meeting with the children, Pope Francis had the opportunity to meet with members of the Roma community, as well as members of the parish who are sick, and with families who had children who were baptized within the last year.
The Pope then heard the Confessions of several members of the community.
Pope Francis concluded his visit to the parish with the celebration of Holy Mass for the Third Sunday of Advent.