Vatican City, Feb 10, 2020 / 06:28 am
Pope Francis on Monday met Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson and members of the Knights of Columbus supreme council, praising the organization's charitable work in Rome and in defense of life.
"Today the Knights of Columbus continue their work of evangelical charity and fraternity in a variety of fields," the pope said Feb. 10. "I think in particular of your faithful witness to the sacredness and dignity of human life, evident at both the local and national levels."
He also noted the Knights' dedication to aiding, "both materially and spiritually, those Christian communities in the Middle East that are suffering the effects of violence, war and poverty."
"I thank all the members of your Order for seeing in our persecuted and displaced brothers and sisters of that region neighbors for whom you are a sign of God's infinite love," he said.