On May 28th HH Pope Franciscus received Prinz Alexander and Prinzess Gisela in the Palazzo Apostolico in the Vatican with their sons and daughter and members of the Royal family for a private audience.
The family was joined by the Margravine mother of Meissen Anastasia Louise. The princesses Mauricio and Clemens handed HH gifts over: a handmade portrait of the Madonna of Guadalupe by Mexican artists, an Art book showing paintings of masters with Down Syndrom and a painting made by nuns from the Clarisse monastery in Mexico City portraying la Virgen de Guadalupe. HH blessed crosses and rosaries brought form Mexico. On his side the Pope gave to each member of the Royal House a medal showing the Pope and a special rosary. Pope Franciscus asked the family to pray for him daily.