Ajani Gibson: How I got into position to exchange zucchettos with Pope Francis


ROME – Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 – what an incredible day!

Arriving at St. Peter’s Square at 6 a.m. and sprinting to the coveted seats along the barricade are a part of my normal routine for papal events in the square, but swapping zucchettos with Pope Francis was not included in the plan for that day.

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Hats off to New Orleans’ own Ajani Gibson


ROME (CNS) – Ajani Gibson (far left), a member of St. Peter Claver Parish in New Orleans, is still “walking on air” this evening in Rome after a papal audience earlier today. The visit to St. Peter’s Square was organized by the CUA Campus in Rome where Gibson, a junior theology major from New Orleans, is a student this semester.

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