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“Flat Francis” meets Pope Francis

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 09/10/15

Remember when “Flat Francis” went to Epcot?

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Well, he finally made it to the Vatican, through the folks who created him at Catholic Extension. And he got to meet The Real Guy.

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About the visit:

On a pilgrimage to Rome with the Catholic Extension Board of Governors, our chancellor Archbishop Blase Cupich and president Fr. Jack Wall were able to meet with Pope Francis and introduce him to Flat Francis. He loved it! Since launching the #FlatFrancis campaign in April, we have received more than 2,000 images from Catholics around the country who are excited for the Pope’s first visit to the United States. To see all of the photos and submit your own, visitwww.flatfrancis.org. …“During our interaction with the Holy Father, we were able to show him an image of “Flat Francis” – part of a social media campaign created by Catholic Extension to welcome the pope to America. Since its launch earlier this year, photos have been received from every state in the U.S. of the cutout with the hashtag #FlatFrancis as a way to welcome Pope Francis to America. I also had the opportunity to show him Extension magazine, the organization’s official publication, which just came out and features the Holy Father on the cover,” said Cupich.

Learn more and see a video of the encounter here. 

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