Sunday, December 26, 2010

Lunch inside the Vatican - In pictures

In this photo provided by Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI greets people invited for a lunch inside the Vatican's main audience hall, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. Lasagna, veal and cake were on the menu Sunday as Pope Benedict XVI invited about 250 poor people to join him for a post-Christmas lunch and denounced as "absurd" new attacks on the faithful around the globe. Joining the pope and his guests were some 250 nuns, seminarians and priests of Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity order, which runs soup kitchens around Rome.

Pope Benedict XVI invited about 250 poor people to join him for a post-Christmas lunch.

In this photo provided by Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI salutes a nun during a lunch inside the Vatican's main audience hall, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010.

Pope Benedict XVI has your hand kissed during a lunch inside the Vatican's main audience hall, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010.

In this photo provided by Vatican paper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI kisses a child during a lunch inside the Vatican's main audience hall, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. 

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