— fr. Hyacinthe Destivelle op

Upon the invitation of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, a delegation of young priests and monks from different Oriental Orthodox Churches took part for the first time in a study visit aimed at deepening their understanding of the Catholic Church.

On Sunday 16 February, the first day of the visit, the members of the delegation took part in the Sunday Holy Mass in the Papal Basilica of Saint Peter, presided over by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, and also visited the catacombs of Saint Priscilla. At the end of the day, they visited the Abbey of Sant’Anselmo, where they met the Prior and representatives of the Pontifical University, later taking part in the Vespers and dining with the Benedictine community.

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