Sibley Man’s Daughter Meets Pope Benedict XVI In Person, Delivers Students’ Prayers
Date posted - December 13, 2012
Sibley, Iowa — A Sibley man has had an experience that few people in this area get. Dick Mataloni of Sibley got the chance to go to the Vatican for a Papal Audience. Mataloni says it was made possible by his priest, Father John Vakulskas.
Mataloni says his daughter Angela was chosen as the United States delegate to go up and meet Pope Benedict XVI, kiss his ring, and talk to him for a few minutes.
Mataloni says it’s custom to give the Pope a gift, but his daughter didn’t know that she was going to be chosen to speak to him. However, a perfect opportunity presented itself.
He says the Vatican, while small for a country, is quite large as a complex. He tells us about the experience.
He says they also had a chance to visit the other major historical sites in Rome.
Mataloni says if given the chance, he’d love to go again.
Leave a ReplySheldon Broadcasting Company, Inc. appreciates your comments that abide by the following guidelines:
1. Avoid profanities or foul language.
2. Disagree, but avoid ad hominem (personal) attacks.
3. Threats are treated seriously and will be reported to law enforcement.
4. Spam and advertising are not permitted in the comments area.
These guidelines are very general and cannot cover every possible situation. Please don't assume that Sheldon Broadcasting Company, Inc. or its advertisers agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment. We reserve the right to filter or delete comments or to deny posting privileges entirely at our discretion. Please note that comments are reviewed by the selected staff and may not be posted immediately. If you feel your comment was filtered inappropriately, please email email@example.com.
Back to:Sibley Man’s Daughter Meets Pope Benedict XVI In Person, Delivers Students’ Prayers