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Pope in Naples, June 21 - Copyright: Vatican Media

Pope Francis Visits Naples

To Participate in the Meeting on “Theology after Veritatis Gaudium in the Context of the Mediterranean”

The Holy Father went to Naples on June 21, 2019.

This visit to Southern Italy was announced on Feb. 11, 2019, in a statement by Director ad interim of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti.

The reason for Francis’ visit was to take part in the Meeting on the subject “Theology after Veritatis Gaudium in the Context of the Mediterranean,” organized by the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy — Saint Louis Section — of Naples.

The Pope arrived in the capital of Campania at about 9 a.m. The Holy Father was welcomed by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Archbishop of Naples and Grand Chancellor of the Faculty; by Monsignor Francesco Marino, Bishop of Nola, and by Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

The meeting’s public session was held in the Square in front of the faculty. The Pope gave an address focused on the subject of the meeting.

ZENIT is translating that address from Italian and will bring it in English to our readers as soon as possible.

After lunch, the Holy Father returned to Rome in the afternoon.


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About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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