Source: Associated Press
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s surviving daughter had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday.
The Rev. Bernice King presented the pontiff with the sixth volume of the civil rights leader’s published papers, subtitled “Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948-March 1963.”
A video of the meeting provided by the Vatican showed a smiling King greeting the pontiff, then speaking briefly through a translator, but no audio was provided. She tweeted after that the meeting was “#lifechanging.”
Speaking later to the television outlet of Italian Bishops Conference, King called Francis “a leader and moral voice for the entire world.”