Meeting in Those Stone Walls

Thank you for your prayers.

Some notes:

  • The meeting went for about one hour and 45 minutes.
  • It was a good idea to hand deliver the packages, a sine qua non.
  • The packages were personally given to Pope Francis with oral explanations and a cover letter. Success. The trip was worth doing.

Some general observations:

  • Security has been jacked up. There are logistics which are 1000% better. There are much better ways and means. Some bugs. But that’s to be expected. Intel has made astounding progress just in these last few months since I was in Rome (in April).
  • I recall the statement of Rumsfeld on what we know or don’t know.


Filed under Missionaries of Mercy

6 responses to “Meeting in Those Stone Walls

  1. elizdelphi

    I thank God. I have so many more questions. Like, one of the packages was apparently from a particular person victimized as an adult by the ex-Cardinal, who was the other one from? Information from a particular diocese? From a group of multiple bishops? With assistance of a great legal mind–who? And, your audience was personally with the Holy Father, and with who else in attendance? And the oral explanation was, and Pope Francis said? Did he say not one word? I assume you are not free to answer any of these questions but I am glad and even reassured that Pope Francis received your information willingly and listened to some explanation of it. Did he ask questions or listened only?

  2. Jeannie Diemer

    Jesus knows what has to be done! God bless you and return safe and sound’

  3. Aussie Mum

    Glad you were able to meet with Pope Francis and deliver your packages in person Father.
    The title of your post, “Those Stone Walls”, brought the website “These Stone Walls” to mind. I’m probably reading too much into this title but wondered if perhaps you had a chance to mention Fr MacRae’s unjust imprisonment and/or if your meeting suggested Pope Francis might be a prisoner of sorts.

  4. Aussie Mum

    Oops. Elizdelphi’s post and your response has just now shown up on my iPad and I see that I was wrong when thinking you had met with the pope in person. Oh well, the packages got through to the pope and that’s the main thing. Well done Father and safe trip home.

  5. Well done, Fr George. Proud of you

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