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Friday February 23, 2018
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Dear Friends:

As many of you know, John Young – our Catholic Charities Director – and I have been traveling in Europe for two weeks connected with the O'Grady Institute, bringing together people from the two largest Charities networks in the world: Caritas Deutschland and Catholic Charities U.S.A.
 
After spending a week at the University of Freiburg in Germany we arrived this week in Italy, visiting Caritas Internationalis, Carita' Italia, the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice as well as "Cor Unum," which coordinates many of the Church's charitable efforts.

Wednesday was Pope Francis' weekly audience day.  I had the chance to visit the Pope very briefly at the end of the audience in Spanish.  He asked about Yakima, about the large migrant community and specifically asked about the number and percentage of immigrants in our Diocese.  He ended by asking me – and all of us – to pray for him, which I know you who are reading this will be doing! (click on the attachment to see more images from my visit to Rome)
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Durante mi estancia aquí en Roma tuve la oportunidad de saludar a nuestro Papa Francisco.  Él tiene gran interés en las iglesias de todas partes del mundo.  El me pidió de la información acerca los estadísticos de la Diócesis de Yakima y estaba sorprendido en saber que tenemos un gran número de inmigrantes en nuestras parroquias.  Él tiene un corazón muy abierto a nuestra realidad aquí en Washington Central.  Él es muy sencillo también.  "Reza por mi" fueron su últimas palabras cuando estuve con él.  Estoy seguro que estamos orando por nuestro Papa Francisco y sus intenciones.  (Haz clic abajo para ver más imágenes de mi visita).
 
Un abrazo de Roma!
 
+Obispo José Tyson