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Fr. Julian Carrón received in a private audience with Pope Francis

CL Press Office Press Release

4/15/2016

Yesterday morning, April 14, 2016, Fr. Julian Carrón, president of the Fraternity of Communion
and Liberation, was received in a private audience with Pope Francis.

“Above all, it was an occasion to thank Pope Francis,” said Fr. Carrón, “for his witness of a gaze
of tenderness and mercy towards a wounded humanity, which we are part of, because, today
more then ever we need of it.”

“It has been a year since the Movement’s meeting with the Holy Father in St. Peter’s Square
(March 7, 2015),” Fr. Carrón continued, “and I recounted to him the journey we’d made this
year. I wanted to witness to the Pope our desire to follow him, becoming ever more one with
his gaze on men and women, and on the world.”

Fr. Carrón concluded, “I’m immensely grateful for the possibility for this discussion, which
was an encounter with Pope Francis, and for the paternal embrace with which he welcomed
me and all of our vast reality. The Pope encouraged us to continue our journey of going deeper
into the awareness of the grace that we have received in meeting Fr. Giussani, and thus we’ll
be able to be the witnesses that he and the Church await from us. ”

CL Press Office
Milan, April 15, 2016
Photo © L'Osservatore Romano

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