Gunawan Jusuf recently discussed his meeting with Pope Francis in 2019.
Meetings with the Pope are of the highest honor, and Gunawan Jusuf was fortunate enough to receive the opportunity on Sept. 25, 2019. On this day, Pope Francis greeted pilgrims from various countries, including the United States, China, Malaysia, Australia, and Jusuf’s home country of Indonesia. Jusuf was in the audience representing his nation and his people.
About the General Audience Speech on Sept. 25, 2019
Pope Francis’ General Audience speech was held in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The Pope spoke about the ups and downs of the gospel’s journey in the world, including the problems and triumphs within the Christian community. He discussed how martyrs of the past and present are those who ensure the growth and success of the religion.
The Pope finished his speech by extending a special greeting to the visitors and pilgrims in the audience, especially those from Malta, England, Norway, Scotland, Denmark, Kenya, the Mariana Islands, Australia, Malaysia, China, the United States, Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Gunawan Jusuf‘s country of Indonesia.
The Pope directed his greeting even more so at the seminarians from the Venerable English College who were beginning their priestly formation in Rome. He wished the peace and joy of the Lord Jesus Christ on all of the individuals mentioned above.
What Is the General Audience of the Pope?
Every Wednesday, Pope Francis hosts the General Audience. It is when he addresses a crowd, often in several languages.
During the General Audience, Pope Francis gives a speech followed by praying, a homily, and singing. While it is not a mass, the General Audience always has a strong religious presence. Sometimes, the General Audience welcomes a special audience, and the Pope addresses them.
The exact words of Pope Francis’ Special Greeting on Sept. 25, 2019, stated:
“I greet the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors taking part in today’s Audience, especially the groups from England, Scotland, Denmark, Malta, Norway, Kenya, Australia, Mariana Islands, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and the United States of America. In a particular way my greeting goes to the new seminarians of the Venerable English College as they begin their priestly formation here in Rome. Upon all of you, and your families, I invoke the joy and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you!”
About Gunawan Jusuf
Jusuf was fortunate to meet with Pope Francis on Sept. 25, 2019.
Jusuf’s success in Indonesia and dedication to bringing renewable energy sources to the country have given him countless international opportunities.