General Audience with His Holiness Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Square
On 17th May 2017, a NATO Defense College delegation attended the weekly General Papal Audience in Saint Peter’s Square. His Holiness Pope Francis received the Course Members from Senior Course 130, Faculty Advisers and NDC Staff.
Pope Francis greeted the NDC delegation warmly and gave his blessing to all participants. The Papal Audience was an opportunity for Course Members to reflect on the importance of their personal commitment: many of them, in fact, have participated, or will be involved as senior officers or civil servants, in peacekeeping operations in very sensitive areas of the world. The event is also a powerful symbol of the constant dialogue and firm friendship between NATO and its partner countries in many different parts of the world.
After the Papal Audience, the NDC group was able to admire the wealth of great art which brings visitors from all over the world to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.