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Pope Francis received Supreme Knight Carl Anderson in a private audience at the Vatican on Oct. 6.

Pope Francis received Supreme Knight Carl Anderson in a private audience at the Vatican on Oct. 6.

Pope Francis received Supreme Knight Carl Anderson in a private audience at the Vatican on Oct. 6.  At that audience, Anderson discussed with the Holy Father the Knights’ many initiatives including the Knights of Columbus’ work on behalf of Christians at risk in the Middle East.  He also presented the earnings from the Knights’ Vicarius Christi Fund, in the amount of $1.6 million.

Vicarius Christi is a title of the pope implying his supreme and universal primacy, both of honour and of jurisdiction, over the Church of Christ.  It is founded on the words of the Divine Shepherd to St. Peter: “Feed my lambs. . . . Feed my sheep” (John 21:16-17), by which He constituted the Prince of the Apostles guardian of His entire flock in His own place, thus making him His Vicar and fulfilling the promise made in Matthew 16:18-19.

The proceeds of the Fund are given annually to the pope for his personal charities, and since the fund’s inception in 1981, more than $59 million in earnings have been donated.

Information above was obtained from the KofC web site and New Advent.com.

You can find the direct links to this week’s feature and related articles along with information about the IWknights at: www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981.

Links Related to this week’s column:

http://www.kofc.org/en/news/releases/gift-of-charity.html
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15403b.htm
http://www.kofc.org/en/columbia/supreme_knight/fromthesk_20170901.html

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