Pope Francis invites 8,000 Rotary members to attend the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican on Saturday

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VATICAN CITY — At the invitation of Pope Francis, nearly 8,000 members of the international humanitarian organization Rotary will attend the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square on Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m. UTC/4 a.m. ET.

A delegation of Rotary members, including Rotary President K.R. Ravindran and Rotary General Secretary John Hewko, will greet the Pope at the end of the Audience.

The event can be followed live on Vatican TV at CTV, and additional press materials including quotes, photographs and videos will be released and available on The NewsMarket following Saturday’s Jubilee Audience.

The evening before the Jubilee Audience, Rotary will host a panel discussion with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Jesuit Refugee Service in Rome on how to address the challenges faced by refugees worldwide.

Hewko, Ravindran and participating Rotary members will be available for interviews while in Rome April 29-30 and afterwards.


About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit rotary.org and endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio. Video and still images will be available on The NewsMarket.


Audrey Carl
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