Pope Francis paid an unexpected visit to the offices of the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization on December 20, to thank the staff for their work in organizing events for the Jubilee Year of Mercy.
The Pope spent about 15 minutes with the staff.
Fisichella, the president of the Pontifical Council, said that the Holy
Father “wanted to personally wish us a Merry Christmas and renew his
gratitude for all our efforts during the Holy Year.”