Since then it has been the place which the Pope has hosted various VIPs like Patriarchs as well as President George W. Bush. Normally the Pope greats guests in his private library in the Apostolic Palace.
Today, the tower is used by the Secretariat for the Economy of the Vatican. Cardinal Pell, the former Archbishop of Sydney Australia, was appointed by Pope Francis to overhaul the Vatican banks in the wake of all the trouble. I know his priest secretary, Fr. Mark Withoos, and he invited me over to show me around.
Attached are the pictures.
|This is a shot of the outside which I found online.|
|Looking in the front door. Pretty sweet! 3 sets of doors.|
|The view in the main lobby with the papal seal of John XXIII on the floor. Notice he has a tower in his seal.|
|A Picture of me with Cardinal Pell. His Eminence is a very kind man to take a few minutes to say hello and pose for a picture with some seminarian from Michigan. Pray for him and the work he is undertaking. They are very busy.|
God bless you all. I thanked God in the chapel for such a blessing which could only be possible because of so much generosity and support from back home. Thank you all for your prayers. Know of mine as well.