Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pope Benedict Receives Key to Manoppello Today

During the Wednesday audience today at the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican Pope Benedict received the key to the commune of Manoppello from the Mayor and the President of the City Council of Manoppello. The Pope said that he was "honored to receive the key to Manoppello" and added that "now I can enter the city of the Holy Face without any obstacles". In reply to the Mayor who asked him when this might be possible, the Pope replied "we'll see". Thanks to Paul Badde for the photo of the happy day which shows Pope Benedict, along with the Mayor and Archbishop Forte, the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Chieti-Vasto of which Manoppello is a part.

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