Franciscan student meets Pope Francis

 

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Clare Murphy, a sophomore theology and social work double major who is currently studying on Franciscan’s Gaming, Austria campus, had the opportunity to greet Pope Francis during the group’s recent pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. Murphy, who has suffered from severe arthritis from the age of 12, called the opportunity “easily the most beautiful moment I have ever experienced.” She said, “It was so kind and humbling. Hugging him really felt like I was being held by the Father.” Murphy was escorted by Austria campus residence director Scott Johnson.

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