Vatican City

No 'special' invites for pope's inauguration, says Lombardi

All are welcome to attend the ceremony for new pontiff

No 'special' invites for pope's inauguration, says Lombardi

Vatican City, March 18 - No special invitations were sent out to foreign delegations for the inauguration of Pope Francis, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said on Monday. "There is an appointment set and those who choose to come are welcome," he said. International delegates arriving in Rome for Tuesday's election of Benedict XVI's successor include the controversial leader of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, defying an EU travel ban. "Who is coming wanted to come and no one has said otherwise. There are no privileged (guests)," Lombardi said.

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su Gazzetta del Sud online

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

Le altre notizie

i più letti di oggi