Ad Limina visit

Pope Francis gives Bishop Johnston and seminarian Paul Sappington a thumbs up at receiving an autographed Patrick Mahomes Chief’s jersey. (Photo courtesy of Vatican Media)

Bishops across the world are required to make periodic visits ‘To the Thresholds of the Apostles’ in Rome, paying reverence to the Apostles and acknowledging the apostolic succession and authority of the successor of St. Peter—on the agenda is visiting and praying at the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul, celebrating Masses at special basilicas, and making report to the Pope.

Read Bishop Johnston’s On the Way column for some thoughts on his visit!

At left, the bishops of U.S. Region 9—Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska—circle with Pope Francis to give their report and receive his counsel.


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November 29, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph