Days after footage showed Pope Francis refusing to let lay Roman Catholics kiss the papal ring, the pontiff explained it was an attempt to stop the spread of germs. On Wednesday Francis allowed 85-year-old Sr. Maria Concetta Esu to kiss his hand during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.
CPR is now able to receive gifts of real estate to support our mission. This includes homes, warehouses, land, and shopping centers. The tax deduction is based on a current property appraisal, less any cash paid on your behalf -- such as to pay off a mortgage. Learn more.