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During a visit to Rome, where he received the Rector’s Award at the Pontifical North American College’s 25th Annual Rector’s Dinner April 27, Bishop James F. Checchio had the chance to greet and speak with Pope Francis at the end of his April 26 audience in St. Peter’s Square. When asked by the Holy Father if he was enjoying being back in America and serving as bishop of Metuchen, Bishop Checchio responded with a resounding “yes!” -L’Osservatore Romano, photo


Priests react as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo April 29. -CNS photo/Paul Haring