Vatican City, Oct 10, 2013 / 15:34 pm
At a recent audience, Pope Francis encouraged the Knights of Columbus to continue working towards the renewal of society through their charitable efforts, prayer and the witness of their lives.
Meeting with the organization's Board of Directors on Oct. 10, the Pope thanked the Knights for their prayers on his behalf.
"On this occasion I also wish to express my gratitude for the unfailing support which your Order has always given to the works of the Holy See," Pope Francis said, according to Vatican Radio.
"This support finds particular expression in the Vicarius Christi Fund, which is an eloquent sign of your solidarity with the Successor of Peter in his concern for the universal Church, but it is also seen in the daily prayers, sacrifices and apostolic works of so many Knights in their local Councils, their parishes and their communities."