During the abbots congress in Rome Sept. 5-16, the abbots had a papal
audience on Sept. 8. Abbot Peter shook the pope’s hand.
The three Benedictine abbots from Canada were together at the Congress in Rome. They are from left Abbot André of Quebec Abbot John of Mission BC and Abbot Peter.
All the abbots at the abbot’s Congress in Rome had a private audience with Pope Francis on Thursday, Sept. 8. There were about 260 people there and after his address the pope shoock hands with everyone.