Here are some great photos sent to us by Vatican Media/EWTN capturing today's Papal Audience with the bishops of Scotland in Rome. Tu es Petrus!
“Our meeting with the Pope lasted almost two hours and left all the Bishops grateful to him for his fraternal and fatherly support," said the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, 27 September.
"He encouraged us to share our experiences as pastors and leaders and took a close interest in all that we had to say."
The Scottish bishops are currently on their Ad Limina visit to Rome (25 September to 2 October) in order to meet with Pope Francis and various Vatican departments. The aim of the visit is to to discuss both the present and future health of the Catholic Church in each of the eight dioceses in Scotland.
The term “ad limina” refers to the Latin phrase “ad limina apostolorum” meaning "to the threshold of the apostles", a reference to the pilgrimage to the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome which is required of every bishop. The visits usually take place every five years.