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VNC to host gathering celebrating Pope's visit

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015

To celebrate the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States this month, Victory Noll Center will host a “Welcome, Pope Francis” on Tuesday, September 22, as a way to bring people together to talk about the pope’s visit and what it means for the local community.

The gathering at Victory Noll Center runs from 7 to 9 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost for the event that will include prayer, conversation and refreshments. Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive. Registration is requested by not required.

The visit of Pope Francis to the U.S. from September 22 to 27 has the potential to be a transformational moment for all Americans. His words and deeds have inspired people across boundaries of race, class, religion and ideology. Americans of all backgrounds are listening closely to a pope who puts human dignity and the common good before a profit-first mentality.

Pope Francis truly is a pope for everyone. Through his teachings and his deeds, he’s inspiring people to put aside their differences and to work together for the common good, especially around poverty, immigration and care for creation. As people of faith, we are not only inspired and challenged by the pope’s words; we recognize the Pope is calling us to act.

For more information about Victory Noll Center, call (260) 356-0628, ext. 174, or contact the Center by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter.