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Thursday, March 3, 2016
#Spanish Tenor Placido Domingo meets Pope Francis “What an emotional experience ! Thank you Holy Father !”
Opera star Placido Domingo kisses Pope Francis' ring at the general audience on Wednesday. - ANSA
(Vatican Radio) Spanish tenor Placido Domingo was at Pope Francis’ general audience on Wednesday. The famed opera star carried a flag from his native Spain, and was accompanied by his wife of 50 years, as well as his children and grandchildren.
“I would love to one day sing for Pope Francis, who speaks my native language, as I did for Paul VI, John Paul II, and Benedict XVI,” Domingo said.
He said it was a please to “just to live the experience, as a family, of being in the presence of the Pope,” calling it a moment of “great emotion and a privilege.”
Later in the the day, Domingo sent out two messages on Twitter: The first reading “Thank you Holy Father ! Gracias a Santo Padre. Grazie Santo Padre!”; and the second reading “What an emotional experience ! Thank you Holy Father !”