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A Papal Beneficiary

7/2/2018

Pope Francis, Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson

(Photo by L’Osservatore Romano)

Pope Francis is the latest beneficiary of the Knights of Columbus insurance program. While at the Vatican last week for a meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson presented a check for more than $110,000 to Pope Francis on behalf of a recently deceased priest who was a 45-year member of the Knights. Supreme Knight Anderson explained to the Pope that the priest designated the Holy Father as a beneficiary of his Knights of Columbus life insurance and annuity policies as a sign of his “solidarity with the Bishop of Rome and desire to support your charitable concerns.” After the meeting, the supreme knight added, "Every day our insurance products help our members take care of their families. I can’t think of a better way for a priest to take care of his family — the Church.”