Pope Francis met with diocesan priests, men and women religious, and seminarians, at 3 p.m. today, April 2, 2017, in the chapel of the Seminary of Carpi. The Pope is making a one-day pastoral visit to the northern Italian city, which was struck by an earthquake in 2012.
After the welcome address by Bishop of Carpi, Mons. Francesco Cavina, the Pope gave a speech off the cuff. Zenit will bring our readers the discourse, translated into English, as soon as possible.
After the meeting, the Holy Father left the seminary and stopped briefly at the cathedral.