Before Visit to Rome's Campidoglio, Pope Makes Surprise Lenten Visit to Rome's Pontifical Lateran University

Students Never Had Expected Their Lenten Meditation on the Program Would Be Given by the Supreme Pontiff

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This morning before going to Rome’s famous Campidoglio, or City Hall, he made a detour…
The Argentine Pontiff made a surprise stop at Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, taking off guard students and faculty. The university’s first two classes of the day had been cancelled for a Lenten meditation. Little had they expected, they would be given by the Holy Father.
ZENIT will provide as soon as possible a full English translation of the Pope’s remarks. Please enjoy the images, all from Vatican Media, of the Pope’s stop.

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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