Pope Francis on March 12, 2018, received Bernice Albertine King, youngest daughter of the late civil-rights crusader Martin Luther King, Jr.
King presented the Holy Father with the sixth volume of the series entitled “The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr: Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948-1963”, Vatican News reported. She was in Italy to receive an award from the Gandhi Centre located in Pisa.
King was just five years old when her father was assassinated in 1968. She has been a life-long advocate of civil rights and non-violence. She heads The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) in Atlanta.