Nightly News   |  March 23, 2013

Pope Francis visits Benedict

Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict prayed together before having lunch in a historic meeting Saturday. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> and it was the kind of meeting not witnessed in modern times . a get-together in italy today between two men who have worn the title pope. pope francis paid a visit to his predecessor benedict xvi at castel gandolfo the papal retreat where benedict has retired. francis told benedict, we are brothers. the two men prayed together with the vatican spokesman calling it a moment of great communion in the church.