An audience with Pope Francis

by Jane Morrow

His Holiness Pope Francis shakes hands with members of the Board of Trustees

University of Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., accompanied by members of his leadership team and the Board of Trustees, exchanged messages of support with Pope Francis on Thursday, Jan. 30 during a private audience in the Apostolic Palace.

In the hour-long meeting, Pope Francis displayed flashes of his trademark humor and humility, and he also spoke seriously about the importance of defending Catholic identity and religious liberty. Read more