WORLD YOUTH DAY 2019: Melbourne Pilgrim has lunch with Pope Francis
By Junno Arocho Esteves
While sharing a private lunch with pilgrims from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with victims of sexual abuse by members of the clergy and emphasised the need for unity and prayer, a US pilgrim said.
Brenda Noriega, a youth minister from the Diocese of San Bernardino, California, told journalists on 26 January that although the experience of sharing a meal with Holy Father was “amazing,” she said the crisis facing the Catholic Church in the United States was an issue “that we couldn’t avoid talking about.”
Melbourne pilgrim Dennis Montano Galdamez was also present for